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Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Montgomery County identified

It happened north of Crawfordsville on US231 near County Road 550 North around 6:30 p.m.

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) — State Police have identified the man killed in a police-involved shooting in Montgomery County Friday.

Police say Glenn A. Rightsell, 56, did not comply with officer commands and allegedly grabbed a handgun before a trooper shot him.

It happened north of Crawfordsville on US 231 near County Road 550 North.

Around 6:30 p.m. Friday, a state trooper came upon an abandoned vehicle that he had checked out earlier in the afternoon. This time there was a second vehicle.

When the trooper approached the vehicles with his emergency lights and spotlight on, he noticed Rightsell standing in front of one of the vehicles with the hood up.

The trooper noticed a handgun on Rightsell's waist and according to state police, the trooper gave the man verbal commands to which he did not comply.

The man allegedly grabbed the gun on his waist and the trooper fired, shooting the man at least once.

Video posted to YouTube by Jon Johnson shows his account of what happened:

Rightsell died of his injuries after being transported to Franciscan Hospital in Crawfordsville.

The trooper, assigned to the Lafayette Post, was not injured.

The investigation is still ongoing. The trooper's name will be released by state police at a later date.