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Cause Of Death Released In Rising Sun Shooting
Updated February 22, 2017 7:06 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(RISING SUN) - An autopsy was completed Tuesday on 25-year-old Justin Holland of Moores Hill at the Dearborn County Hospital.

Holland was shot by a citizen after he resisted an Indiana Conservation Officer and began to overtake the officer while engaged in a physical altercation with him.

Holland later died at the Dearborn County Hospital.

A preliminary result of the autopsy indicated that Holland's cause of death was likely as a result of a single gunshot wound. The final pathologist's report may take weeks to be finished. Toxicology results are also pending.

On Monday, at approximately 12:30 p.m., an Indiana Conservation Officer responded to an Ohio County dispatch of a suspicious person in the 8300 Block of State Road 56, west of Rising Sun.

Upon arriving on scene, the Conservation Officer made contact with Holland, who was near a vehicle along State Road 56.

At some point during their interaction, Holland began to resist the officer and became involved in a physical altercation with the officer.

A female who was at a nearby residence responded to assist the officer who was being overtaken by Holland. At that time, the female fired one shot from a personally owned firearm at Holland, striking him in the torso.

Holland was immediately given first aid by witnesses and EMS was notified.

Holland was transported to the Dearborn County Hospital where he passed away.

An autopsy has been scheduled to take place this morning at the Dearborn County Hospital to determine cause of death.

The Conservation Officer was injured in the altercation and was taken to the Dearborn County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The identity of the Conservation Officer and the identity of the female shooter will not be released at this time pending the outcome of the investigation.

The Indiana State Police is currently conducting the investigation which is ongoing at this time.

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