Muncie man dies after being shot by police

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MUNCIE, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana State Police is investigating a police action shooting in Muncie.

According to ISP, Muncie officers arrived to a home at 1317 West 18th Street at 4:19 p.m. Saturday on a reported stabbing and domestic violence.

ISP said two officers arrived in a car together and spotted the stabbing suspect near the street with a knife. The suspect, 31-year-old Larry Stepp, became involved in a confrontation with officers. ISP said the officers were forced to fire on Stepp.

ISP did not say what led to the confrontation or what action was taken that forced the officers to fire their weapons.

Stepp was taken to a Muncie hospital where he died. ISP said Stepp was hospitalized after being shot and for a self-inflicted knife wound. ISP has not said how many times Stepp was hit by gunfire.

An autopsy will later reveal the exact cause and manner of death.

A 15-year-old girl who was allegedly stabbed by Stepp was taken to a Muncie hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to ISP.

ISP said the investigation is ongoing and no other details about the incident are being released.

The Star Press in Muncie said Saturday’s officer-involved shooting is the fourth in 50 days in Delaware County.

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