Police-involved shooting leaves Seymour man dead

The Indiana State Police continue to investigate an officer-involved shooting Friday that led to the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old Seymour man at a rural Jennings County property.

The incident that led to the death of Devin Corey Lark began at about 2:30 p.m. Friday when the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department’s SWAT Team was sent to the 4000 block of West County Road 175N to serve Lark with an arrest warrant, according to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles.

Wheeles, the public information officer for the Versailles Post, said Lark, who was wanted on multiple felony warrants out of Clark and Jennings counties, fled on foot when officers arrived.

A foot pursuit followed, and when officers attempted to take Lark into custody, he produced a handgun and refused to drop it when ordered to by an officer, police reported.

A officer, who state police are not identifying at this time, fired a single shot, striking Lark, Wheeles said.

Officers on scene provided immediate medical attention and CPR. An ambulance responded and transported Lark to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon, where he was pronounced deceased soon after arriving, police reported.

A second adult male was at the address when the shooting occurred. He cooperated with officers and was arrested on an unrelated charge, state police said.

No officers were injured in the incident. The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department requested the state police conduct the investigation into the shooting. At the conclusion of the investigation, the case will be presented to the Jennings County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, the deputy will be placed on administrative leave per normal protocol.