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Indiana State Police-Versailles District 42-Versailles, IN
Monday February 20th, 2017 :: 05:51 p.m. EST


Citizen Shoots Man in Altercation With Officer

Rising Sun-Today, at approximately 12:30 pm, an Indiana Conservation Officer responded to an Ohio County dispatch of a suspicious person in the 8300 Block of State Road 56, west of Rising Sun, Indiana.  Upon arriving on scene, the Conservation Officer made contact with Justin K. Holland, age 32, Moores Hill, Indiana who was near a vehicle along State Road 56.
At some point during their interaction, Holland began to resist the officer and became involved in a physical altercation with the officer.  A female who was at a nearby residence responded to assist the officer who was being overtaken by Holland.  At that time, the female fired one shot from a personally owned firearm at Holland, striking him in the torso.
Holland was immediately given first aid by witnesses and EMS was notified.  Holland was transported to the Dearborn County Hospital where he soon passed away.  An autopsy has been scheduled to take place tomorrow morning at the Dearborn County Hospital to determine cause of death. 
The Conservation Officer was injured in the altercation and transported to the Dearborn County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 
The identity of the Conservation Officer and the identity of the female shooter will not be released at this time pending the outcome of the investigation.
The Indiana State Police is currently conducting the investigation which is ongoing at this time.
The Holland family has been notified.
-30-                                          SGT. STEPHEN WHEELES
Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Indiana State Police-Versailles District 42-Versailles, IN
902 South Adams Street
Versailles, IN 47042

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 812-689-5000

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles
Public Information Office, Versailles Post

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