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State police investigate after man dies during investigation in Greenfield

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Posted at 7:57 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 22:58:48-05

GREENFIELD — Troopers from the Indiana State Police are investigating the death of a man during a police investigation in Greenfield on Tuesday.

According to a report from the Indiana State Police, Greenfield Police Chief Jeff Rasche requested state police to investigate a death that happened during a city police investigation in the parking lot of The Home Depot, 2055 Barrett Drive. It happened around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.

State police said three Greenfield police officers located a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of The Home Depot. As they investigated, they located a suspect inside the business. During the investigation, the suspect fled on foot out of the business and into the parking lot.

Troopers said during the foot pursuit, one Greenfield police officer deployed a stun gun and the suspect fell to the ground and struck his head on the concrete. The officers rendered first aid until the paramedics arrived. The man was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

State police late Tuesday identified the suspect as a 42-year-old Indianapolis man. Troopers identified the three Greenfield police officers involved in the incident as Patrol Officer Jill jenkins, Patrol Officer Andrew Pfaff and Lt. Matthew Holland.

The incident remains under investigation by the Indiana State Police and the Hancock County Coroner's Office