Trooper won't be charged in fatal shooting of man

By The Associated Press

CRAWFORDSVILLE — A state trooper won't be charged in the fatal shooting of a man along a western Indiana highway.

The Journal & Courier reports Wednesday that Montgomery County Prosecutor Joseph Buser concluded Trooper Daniel Organ believed a gun was being drawn by 56-year-old Glenn Rightsell. Police have said Organ shot Rightsell Dec. 28 after the Linden man failed to follow orders and grabbed a handgun on his waist.

Buser says he based his decision on interviews with Organ and other officers, drivers who passed by and Rightsell's wife. Also interviewed was a neighbor who recorded video of the scene from his porch.

The shooting occurred when Organ was investigating a vehicle parked in front of an abandoned SUV about 40 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

Rightsell's relatives have said he always carried a gun on his belt and was working on his daughter's stalled vehicle.

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