ISP officer-involved shooting 01-12-19

Police responded to a report of a disturbance involving a man armed with a firearm just before 11 a.m. Saturday at a home in the 12300 block of Five Point Road in Dearborn County. (Image provided by Indiana State Police)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana State Police are investigating after officers shot and killed an armed man in southeast Indiana.

ISP officers and the Dearborn County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a disturbance with a man armed with a firearm just before 11 a.m. Saturday at a home in the 12300 block of Five Point Road, according to a news release from ISP Sgt. Stephen Wheeles.

Police say 58-year-old Christopher Schmitt pointed a gun at ISP Trooper Jordan Craig and Sheriff's Deputy Brian Weigel when they arrived on scene and approached the home. Both officers fired their weapons at Schmitt, who was hit by "at least one of the officers' rounds," Wheeles said.

Officers rendered first aid to Schmitt and he was transported to a local hospital where he died. No officers were injured.

ISP will continue the investigation into the shooting. Once the investigation is finished it will be forwarded to the Dearborn County Prosecutor's Office for review. 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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