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State Police investigate Lawrenceburg police action shooting

Investigators say a man holding a knife was shot by a Lawrenceburg officer early Saturday morning. Police found a woman dead nearby.
Credit: ISP
State Police investigated a police action shooting at a Lawrenceburg apartment complex Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — Indiana State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting that left a man dead in Lawrenceburg overnight.

Police say a woman was also found dead.

The incident occurred at the Summit Pointe Apartments on Deer Run Drive in Lawrenceburg at approximately 3 a.m., according to ISP Sgt. Stephen Wheeles in Versailles. 

The man, identified by police as 33-year-old Brandon Evans, was shot by a Lawrenceburg Police Officer after LPD responded to a call about a disturbance. 

The officer was confronted by Evans, who police said was naked and holding a knife. The Lawrenceburg officer shot Evans, then administered first aid with the help of other officers, but Evans died at the scene.

Police officers located Staci L. Coyne, 37, dead inside a nearby apartment, according to Wheeles. 

Investigators determined Coyne was the victim of a homicide. They believe Evans and Coyne knew each other and the two incidents were connected/.

Detectives also discovered that Evans had allegedly entered a different apartment in the building and caused damage inside that unoccupied apartment before officers arrived.   

Autopsies are scheduled Monday in Hamilton County, Ohio.

The name of the officer who shot Evans has not been released. 

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