MARION, Ind. (WANE) – The Indiana State Police Department is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in Marion.
In a release from the Marion Police Department, MPD responded to the 1500 block of South Florence Street at 3:39 a.m. on reports of shots fired. One of the complainants said the suspect vehicle was a gold SUV.
The SUV was spotted, and one officer with the Marion Police Department initiated a traffic stop in the 3000 block of South Curfman. In body cam footage released by the Marion Police Department, driver William White fled the scene on foot and tazed. After an unsuccessful taze, White pulled out a handgun, but it fell onto the ground. He ignored the officer’s verbal commands and tried to retrieve his weapon.
Once White picked up the weapon, the officer fired at White once. Responding units arrived at the scene soon after. According to an additional release from Indiana State Police, White succumbed to his wounds and died.
The officer is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.