ISP to investigate fatal officer-involved shooting of Wabash Co. man

Published: Mar. 6, 2018 at 10:57 PM EST
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The Indiana State Police have opened an investigation into a police-involved shooting death of a man from North Manchester, in Wabash County.

The shooting reportedly occurred at 5:58 p.m. Tuesday.

Forty-year-old Michael Kline was stopped by North Manchester Police while driving a Chevrolet pickup truck. At some point during the traffic stop, he was shot by police, according to a release issued by the Indiana State Police.

Details surrounding the shooting were limited, but the release says that preliminary evidence suggests "there was an incident that led to an officer" firing at Kline. No police were injured, according to the release.

Despite attempts to save his life by both police and responding paramedics, Kline died.

The full release has been reproduced below:

The Indiana State Police, at the request of the North Manchester Police Department, is investigating a police involved shooting in which a North Manchester, IN man died. The preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Michelle Jumper and Indiana State Police Detective Wendell Beachy revealed that today, at approximately 5:58 p.m., officers from the North Manchester Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a Chevrolet pickup truck for a traffic infraction. The truck’s driver, Michael Kline, 40, North Manchester, IN, stopped the truck in the parking lot of a business at 1601 State Road 114, North Manchester. Preliminary evidence indicates that at some point during the traffic stop, there was an incident that led to an officer, from the North Manchester Police Department, allegedly firing gunshots at Kline. Despite life saving measures by police officers and responding paramedics, Kline succumbed to injuries from a gunshot wound. No officers were injured in the incident. This is an ongoing investigation. No further information will be released at this time. Upon completion of the investigation, information will be forwarded to the Wabash County Prosecutor’s Office for review.