MARION, Ind. (WANE) – The Marion Police Department shot a man who resisted them on Saturday.
Marion Police say there were reports of shots fired near 7th and Boots Streets.
One officer was en route and found a man who matched the description of the suspect with a gun. Police identified him as 29-year-old Casey Barlow.
The officer attempted to make contact with Barlow, who then fled on foot. The officer pursued Barlow near the area of Branson and 6th St., giving loud verbal commands to drop the gun and Barlow complied. Commands were then given to place Barlkow in custody which he ignored.
This led to an officer firing a taser at Barlow. During the taser deployment, Barlow pulled out a second gun pointing it at police. This caused officers to respond and Barlow was shot at least once by officers of the Marion Police Department.
Life-saving measures were provided at the scene and Barlow was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. He was later pronounced dead.
The Marion Police officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. This is a standard operating procedure for the Marion Police Department with any officer-involved shooting.