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Indiana State Police investigating man's death after officer-involved incident

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana State Police say an investigation is underway after an Indianapolis man died following an interaction with two police officers.

According to a release, around 6:30 p.m. Friday, two officers with the Greenfield, Indiana Police Department responded to a call about a man who was intoxicated lying in the grass on South State Street.

Officials say officers arrived and found 48-year-old Douglas Wiggington. According to police, Wiggington "quickly became combative."

Indiana State Police say the officers shot Wiggington with a Taser. Authorities say one of the officers saw that Wiggington was having medical issues and gave him Narcan and then began CPR.

Investigators say Wiggington was taken to Hancock Regional Hospital where he later died.

The two officers involved in the incident have been identified as Sergeant Rodney Vawter, a 13-year veteran with Greenfield Police and Patrolman Dillon Silver, a 4-year veteran with the department. Both officers have been placed on administrative duty as part of normal procedure.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed on Wiggington's body on Sunday.

Indiana State Police are investigating the incident at the request of the Greenfield Police.

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