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Troopers Shoot Gunman Following Standoff Near Owen-Morgan County Line

PARAGON, Ind. (AP) _ Indiana State Police have shot and killed a gunman following a chase that turned into a seven-hour standoff in central Indiana.
 
Sgt. Curt Durnil says troopers shot and killed the man Thursday morning after he charged them in a rural area near the Owen-Morgan County line about 35 miles southwest of Indianapolis.
 
Durnil says the man was wanted in connection with a methamphetamine investigation. He was spotted Wednesday night in Owen County and led police on a chase into Morgan County, then back toward Owen County on Indiana 67 when his car ran over stop sticks and went into a ditch, triggering the standoff
 
Durnil says officers negotiated with the man through the night in an attempt to get him to surrender. 
 
The man's name hasn't been released.

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