One dead in Linton after refusing to give up handgun

LINTON, Ind. (WTHI) – One man is dead in Linton after refusing to give up his handgun.

Officers responded to a suicidal subject Friday night around 6:00 p.m. That was at 420 SW J Street in Linton.

They found 48-year-old James Jarman on the back porch of the residence with a handgun. He wouldn’t give the handgun to officials.

When Officers attempted to negotiate with Jarman, there was a conflict and shots were fired.

Jarman was pronounced dead at the scene. Family has been notified.

We will continue to follow this story, and bring you more information as it becomes available.

Officers from Indiana State Police, Linton Police Department and the Greene County Sheriffs Department responded.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

No further information will be available until that time.

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