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Marion stabbing suspect dies in officer-involved shooting

While responding to a stabbing incident, a Grant County officer jumped on the hood of a moving car headed toward him and shot the driver as he continued to drive.

MARION, Ind. — Indiana State Police are investigating after a Marion man died in an officer-involved shooting Sunday evening.

An officer was called to the 3200 block of South Central Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. in response to a possible stabbing at a home.

According to ISP, a Grant County officer was the first to get to the home and began walking up the long driveway when a Honda Civic, driven by Daniel Young, 25, of Marion, was headed toward the officer. 

The officer jumped on the hood of the moving car, and Young reportedly continued driving while the officer was on the hood of the car. The officer then fired multiple shots through the car's windshield, hitting Young and getting the car to stop.

Officers began medical treatment on Young after the incident. Young was taken to a hospital but died from his injuries.

The officer was not hurt in the incident.

Further investigation determined Jonathan Loudy, 53, of Marion, had been stabbed with a knife. Young is suspected of stabbing Loudy. 

Loudy was taken to Marion General Hospital and then transported to a Fort Wayne hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.

State police were requested to investigate according to the Grant County Sheriff's Department's policy on officer-involved shootings.

The mother of Young, who did not want to talk on camera, later reached out to 13News to share details about what led to the incident. She said Young struggled with drugs and was mentally ill during the time of this incident. According to the mother, Young was there to confront a woman who had stolen from the family, which had been reported to police. The altercation escalated quickly and Young pulled a knife on the woman. Loudy pulled Young away and prevented him from hurting the woman, which caused his injuries. 

Young's mother told 13News she is not mad at the officer for shooting her son because he responded the way that he had to but the whole incident could have been prevented if Grant County had done something to help when she reached out to get help with his drug problems. 

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