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Timestamp8/20/14 12:27
Date Searched29-Apr-13
StateIN - Indiana
CountyKnox
CityVincennes
Agency NameKnox County Deputy
Victim NameRoss A. Darkis
Victim's Age42
Victim's GenderMale
RaceUnknown
Hit or Killed?Hit
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
WeaponHandgun
SummaryDarkis was intoxicated and was in possession of a handgun on his front porch. He had been arguing with his girlfriend earlier in the evening and was very upset according to his friends. Additional officers from Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Vincennes City Police arrived. Officers attempted to get Darkis to surrender his weapon, but he refused. Officers used a taser and a weapon that discharges a small bean-bag in attempt to diffuse the situation, but both non-lethal weapons were unsuccessful. At approximately 10:25 p.m., Darkis raised the handgun he was holding toward the officers. In order to protect themselves and other officers on scene, several of the officers fired their weapons. Darkis was struck multiple times and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes where he was pronounced dead several minutes later. The identity of the Vincennes City Police Officers and Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy involved in the shooting are not being released at this time. No officers were injured.
Source Linkhttps://local.nixle.com/alert/4994687/
County StateKnox IN - Indiana
City StateVincennes IN - Indiana
Year2013