ISP investigating Porter Co. officer-involved shooting

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PORTER COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) – The Indiana State Police are investigating a police-involved shooting by a Porter County sheriff's deputy Wednesday night.

The shooting happened around 5:36 p.m. after police received a call requesting assistance for emergency medical service personnel as they responded to a suicidal patient call in South Haven, according to a release from the Indiana State Police.

Two Porter County officers arrived and reportedly saw through a window that a man inside the home they responded to was bloody. The officers entered, and the man "went after one of the officers," who used a stun gun in an attempt to subdue him.

When the second officer approached the man in order to handcuff him, the man allegedly lunged at the officer with a knife. In response, one of the officers shot the man.

Police reportedly rendered aid immediately, and EMS transported the man to a Valparaiso hospital, where he later died.

The Indiana State Police say the emergency call that began the incident came from a family member who had just been battered by the man police wound up shooting.

The ISP investigation remains active, and results of the investigation will be forwarded to the Porter County Prosecutor's Office for review once complete.