SOUTHWEST INDIANA SHOOTING

Indiana State Police have released more information on the police-action shooting this past weekend in which a southwestern Indiana man was killed. Authorities now say that 69 year old Michael Faries of Oakland City drew a .38 caliber revolver on officers at the scene. He had called 911 and said he and his wife were starving and were being shot at. Pike County Deputy Paul Collier and a Petersburg police officer responded to the location. Faries was spotted inside his home and was extremely agitated and yelling with his hand in his pocket. He was ordered to remove his hand from his pocket and when he did, he brandished the revolver. He was then shot twice by Collier. Autopsy results did indicate that Faries died from gunshot wounds. The investigation is ongoing and results will be released to the Pike County Prosecutor when completed for review.