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Boonville Man Dead After Being Shot By Police

Indiana State Police say the victim called 911 to report a fake crime in order to spark a confrontation with police.

WARRICK Co., Ind. -- Indiana State Police say a man killed Friday morning by Boonville City Police called 911 on himself to spark a confrontation with responding officers.

ISP says 58-year-old Marshall Coleman called 911 just before 1 a.m. to report a man with knives threatening people at Governor Boon Square Apartments. The call was later traced to Coleman's cell phone.

When police arrived, they found Coleman standing outside with knives in his hands. There were no signs of violence and no other tenants reported being threatened or injured by Coleman.

Coleman ignored repeated demands to drop the knives and, instead, started walking toward the officers.

One officer tried to stop Coleman with his Taser, but it didn't work. That's when the second officer shot him.

Coleman was taken to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, where he died.

The two officers involved, Lt. Mark Hadley and Patrolman Trevor Winters, were placed on paid administrative leave by Boonville City Police.

The ISP investigation is ongoing.

(Photo by aijohn784/Thinkstock.)

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