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[ISP] Death Investigation of a Wanted Vigo County Man
Start Date: 6/28/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/28/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description

Seelyville – (Vigo County) Indiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division Detectives investigated the death of a Vigo County man wanted on warrant. Justin Compton, 26 of Seelyville was pronounced dead just before midnight by the Vigo County Coroner’s Office.

Officers spotted Compton around 9:00 pm in a front yard residence in Seelyville, when he fled into a wooded area, just north of Baker Street.  Officers pursued Compton, established a perimeter and called a K9 Officer from Terre Haute Police Department to the scene. Once the K9 Officer located him, Compton allegedly made an aggressive action towards the officer with a knife. That action prompted the officer to allegedly shoot Compton to stop the aggressive action.

An autopsy is scheduled for 8:00 am in Terre Haute.

Please direct any questions regarding this death investigation to me. Please direct any questions as to the events that led up to Compton’s death to the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department.

ASSISTING AGENCIES – Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, Terre Haute Police Department and the Vigo County Coroner’s Office.

All subjects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Curt Durnil
Phone: (812) 334-5904
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