FAI: Suspect in Garden Tool Attack Dies in Custody; state police are investigating


GREENSBURG, Ind. (WANE) – An investigation is ongoing into the death of a man who was detained by police in southeast Indiana after officers were called to an attack on garden tools earlier this week, according to Indiana State Police.

Greensburg police officers were summoned to a home in the 300 block of West 11th Street around 9:15 p.m. Monday in reference to a man who was chasing another man with a gardening tool, a police news release said. ‘State.

An officer who arrived at the scene began talking to a potential suspect, identified by police as 30-year-old Andrew Hill, outside the home. During that encounter, Hill — who was no longer carrying the tool — walked up to the officer and attempted to strike him, police said in a news release.

The officer took Hill to the ground while another officer arrived to help him.

Shortly after officers placed Hill in handcuffs, he became unresponsive. Rescue measures were taken and emergency medics were called to the scene, but Hill was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

An autopsy has been performed, but Hill’s cause of death is pending toxicology results, police said.

The incident was captured by Greensburg Police body cameras and dash cams, and state police are investigating.


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