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Linton Death Investigation

A Linton man is dead following an incident with police Friday night at his home at 420 “J” Street.

Indiana State and Linton Police and Greene County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the address by a suicidal man.

When they arrived, they found 48-year-old James Jarman with a handgun on the back porch.

Police say he would not relinquish the weapon.

 According to a news release from the Indiana State Police, “as officers began to negotiate with Jarman, a conflict ensued and shots were fired.
Jarman was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

No further information will be available until that time.