A 19-year-old eastern Indiana man was shot to death after firing at local sheriff's deputies who were responding to a report of a drug overdose, state police said.
A coroner pronounced Brayden Barnhouse of Muncie dead after the shooting Tuesday afternoon in Union City, about 95 miles (150 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis.
Randolph County sheriff's deputies were called to a home shortly before 5 p.m., but relatives of the man who allegedly overdosed told them he had left and was walking in the area, state police said.
Officers found the man about 20 minutes later near an intersection in New Pittsburg, where he pulled out a gun and shot them, state police said. Two officers responded. One of them suffered a superficial wound and was treated at the scene.
Sheriff's Office policy requires deputies to be placed on administrative leave until an investigation by a prosecutor is completed and reviewed by state police.
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