Police: Trooper fatally shot man after he grabbed handgun
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State Police say a state trooper fatally shot a western Indiana man after he grabbed a handgun when the officer confronted him along a highway.
Police said Saturday the officer shot 56-year-old Glenn A. Rightsell after the Linden man failed to follow his orders and allegedly grabbed a handgun on his own waist Friday night.
He died at a hospital.
Police say the trooper had tagged an abandoned sport-utility vehicle Friday afternoon along U.S. 231 in Montgomery County.
The shooting occurred three hours later when the trooper notice a car parked in front of the SUV, with its hood up, and stopped to investigate.
Rightsell’s nephew, Matt Clark, tells the Journal & Courier his uncle was trying to fix his daughter’s stalled SUV and he always carried a gun on his belt.