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Indiana State Police release name of Lafayette Trooper involved in police action shooting on US 231

LAFAYETTE, Ind.—The Indiana State Police (ISP) have released the name of the Lafayette Trooper who was involved in the police action shooting that resulted in the death of 56-year-old Glen A. Rightsell.

On the evening of December 28, 2018, while investigating an abandoned vehicle, Trooper Daniel Organ fired his gun at Rightsell after Rightsell allegedly grabbed for the gun on his waist instead of complying with the trooper’s verbal commands, says ISP.

Rightsell was transported to a hospital in Crawfordsville where he later died from his injuries.

Trooper Daniel Organ has since been placed on administrative leave.

According to ISP, Organ has been a state police officer since October 2017, and had no prior disciplinary record.

Authorities say the report and findings of the ongoing investigation will be submitted to the Montgomery County Prosecutor once the investigation is complete.

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