State Police investigating Clarksville police shooting

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CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) - State Police are investigating after Clarksville Police shot and killed a man Friday night after they say he threatened them with a gun.

Police have not identified the man because his family has not been notified.

Clarksville Police responded to a 911 call for a domestic disturbance around 10:30 p.m. and troopers from the Sellersburg State Police were called to assist.

ISP detectives believe the Clarksville officers and state troopers arrived at the home on Howard Street shortly after receiving the 911 call and saw a man with a gun at the doorway. That man went back into the house and barricaded himself and the original 911 caller inside.

According to State Police, the man refused commands to drop the weapon and at least one officer from Clarksville shot him. Officers rendered first-aid before the man was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he died.

Clarksville Chief Mark Palmer asked ISP detectives and crime scene technicians to investigate the shooting.

That investigation is ongoing.