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No charges to be filed in Grant County fatal police shooting

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Posted at 11:09 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 23:09:50-05

MARION — There will be no criminal charges stemming from a fatal police-involved shooting in Marion in January, the Grant County Prosecutor's Office said Friday.

The Indiana State Police investigated the shooting that happened Jan. 17.

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State police at the time said the Grant County Sheriff's Department was called to a domestic situation involving a possible stabbing at a home in the 3200 block of South Central Avenue. Troopers said the first deputy on the scene, Lt. Matthew Sneed, exited his vehicle and started to walk up the driveway when a vehicle came barreling towards him.

The prosecutor's office said Sneed ordered the driver of the vehicle, identified as Daniel Young, 25, to stop, but he failed to do so, striking Sneed and causing him to fall on the hood of the vehicle. Sneed continued to order Young to stop but the vehicle accelerated with Sneed still on the hood. Sneed fired multiple shots into the windshield striking Young.

Young was taken to Marion General Hospital, where he died.

An autopsy found Young had several drugs in his system including amphetamines, methamphetamine and fentanyl, the prosecutor's office said.

The Grant County Prosecutor's Office said after review, "the evidence establishes this incident as a legally justifiable shooting by law enforcement."