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Indiana State Police is Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Jennings County

NORTH VERNON - FEBRUARY 3, 2023 - Friday afternoon, the Indiana State Police began investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at a rural Jennings County, Indiana address.

The initial investigation by Detectives with the ISP-Versailles Post indicated that at approximately 2:30 pm, the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team responded to an address in the 4000 Block of West County Road 175 North to serve an arrest warrant on Devin C. Lark, age 29, Seymour, Indiana. Lark was wanted on multiple felony warrants out of Clark and Jennings Counties.

Upon arriving on scene, Lark fled on foot from the officers. Deputies from the sheriff’s office pursued Lark on foot. While attempting to take him into custody, Lark produced a handgun and refused to drop it when ordered to by a deputy. The deputy fired a single shot, striking Lark. Deputies on scene provided immediate medical attention and CPR. An ambulance responded and transported Lark to St. Vincent-Jennings Hospital in North Vernon. Lark was pronounced deceased soon after arriving at the hospital.

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

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

Devin Lark’s family has been notified.

The deputy’s name is not being released at this time. According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy will be placed on administrative leave per normal protocol.

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