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ISP delivers report on Rightsell shooting to Montgomery Co. prosecutor

Glenn Rightsell. (Photo Provided By Family)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Indiana State Police has turned in a preliminary report to the Montgomery County prosecutor following the fatal shooting of a man.

State police said Friday morning that information regarding the shooting of Glenn Rightsell was turned over to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. It will now be up to the prosecutor to decide if charges will be filed against the trooper that shot Rightsell.

“The report is pending finalization the result of any follow-up investigative requests from the Prosecutor’s Office, and the inclusion of the autopsy report which is anticipated to be received within the next several weeks,” ISP said in a news release.

Rightsell was shot and killed by Trooper Daniel Organ on Dec. 28, 2018.

The incident happend on U.S. 231 near County Road 500 North.

Organ said he pulled up to an abandoned vehicle that he had tagged earlier in the day. When he returned, he found Rightsell at the front of the vehicle with the hood open.

Organ says Rightsell ignored his verbal commands and that Rightsell grabbed a gun that Organ had seen on Rightsell’s waist.

Organ opened fire on Rightsell, hitting him at least once. Rightsell later died.

ISP said Organ had no previous discipline record and that he had been a trooper since October 2017.

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