Police: Landlord fatally shot near Muncie

Mark Gilland fatally shot during eviction

EATON, Ind. - A man was fatally shot when he was evicting a tenant from his property in a small central Indiana town, police say. 

   The Delaware County coroner says 50-year-old Mark Gilland of Eaton was pronounced dead at the scene of Saturday's shooting inside a pole barn on the property about 10 miles north of Muncie.

   Eaton Town Marshal Jonathon Snodgrass tells The Star Press that a man who investigators believe stole Gilland's pickup truck was arrested Sunday in Muncie.

   Snodgrass said police believe Gilland had gone to the property to evict a tenant with whom he had a dispute. Family members found his body late Saturday, hours after investigators believe he was shot.

   No charges were immediately filed in the shooting.

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