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Man dies after shootout with police in southern Indiana

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Apr 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-07 13:48:45-04

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) - A man has died following a shootout with police outside a southern Indiana home.

State police say 36-year-old Benjamin Lucas died Saturday afternoon at a hospital.

New Albany officers were sent to the home about 1 p.m. Saturday to conduct a welfare check on a man when shots were fired at them from inside the house.

State police say Lucas then came out a rear door and was shot while exchanging gunfire with the officers. Lucas was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to a hospital. An autopsy was scheduled Sunday.

No officers were wounded. State police detectives are investigating the shooting.

New Albany is along the Ohio River, just north of Louisville, Kentucky.