Man shot, killed after confrontation with police

Photo courtesy Indiana State Police

By The Associated Press


VINCENNES — Authorities say a man who was being sought for a parole violation died last night after being shot by police in Vincennes.

State police say the officer-involved shooting happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of a Chuckles gas station in Vincennes.

Police had been trying to find 35-year-old David Zimmerman of Princeton, who was wanted on a felony parole warrant for manslaughter, when state troopers spotted him driving a pickup truck into the parking lot.

According to police, troopers in unmarked vehicles pulled in behind Zimmerman’s truck. Police say Zimmerman placed his vehicle in reverse and collided into the front of one of the unmarked vehicles.

Troopers opened fire when Zimmerman reached for a weapon, according to police.

Troopers involved in the shooting were Master Trooper Shaun Hannon, who has 25 years of service, Trooper Korey Mauck, with 9 years of service and Trooper Justin Bean, with 9 years of service.

Police say Zimmerman was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes where he died from his injuries. 

A search of the vehicle revealed a handgun, according to police.

Police note that the Indiana State Police SWAT team and the U.S. Marshals Task Force were working together to locate and apprehend Zimmerman. The Indiana State Police and U.S. Marshals Task Force were both present during the police action shooting.

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