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Suspect involved in Randolph County standoff dies at Indy hospital

Posted at 11:12 AM, Dec 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-22 11:12:35-05

LYNN — The suspect involved in an hours-long standoff with police following a domestic situation in Randolph County on Friday has died.

According to a report from the Indiana State Police, John Resetar, 44, died at an Indianapolis hospital.

Troopers said an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. No additional new information is available, pending the autopsy results, state police said.

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Investigators said around 3 p.m. Friday a Randolph County Sheriff's deputy, along wiuth the Lynn Town Marshal and Deputy Marshal responded to a house in the 800 block of West Church Street on report of a domestic situation between Resetar and his wife.

While the officers spoke with Resetar's wife, Resetar allegedly shot at them with a rifle. The officers retreated and one was hit with shrapnel from one of the rifle rounds.

During the nearly six-hour standoff, Resetar fired several round into the police vehicles that were left outside his house.

SWAT officers entered the house around 8 p.m. and found Resetar downstairs in the home unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound, state police said.

In all, three officers — from the Lynn Police Department, Farmland Police Department and the Randolph County Sheriff's Department — were hit by shrapnel from the rifle fire. All injuries were minor and non-life-threatening, state police said.