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ISP hands investigation into fatal shooting of Linden man over to Montgomery County Prosecutor

Posted: 11:13 AM, Jan 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-18 16:13:18Z
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY — A week after the Indiana State trooper involved in a deadly shooting back in December was allowed to return to active duty , the case has been handed over to the Montgomery County Prosecutor's office.

Indiana State Police say Trooper Daniel Organ shot Glenn A. Rightsell on the night of Dec. 28 after he failed to follow his orders and allegedly grabbed a handgun on his own waist. Rightsell later died at a hospital.

Trooper Organ was placed on administrative leave following the incident, but has returned to "full duty" as of January 7, according to Indiana State Police. Trooper Organ will perform administrative duties at the Lafayette Post pending the completion of the investigation.

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On January 18, Indiana State Police submitted the investigative report into the shooting to the Montromgery County Prosecutor's Office. The autopsy report, which is anticipated to be available in the "next several weeks" will also go to the prosecutor's office for review.

The prosecutor will then determine what, if any, charges will be filed in the case.

While the prosecutor's office is reviewing the investigative reports, Indiana State Police say they will have no further information to release on the investigation.

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