One dead in Linton after refusing to give up handgun

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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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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