• Danville man shoots himself in confrontation with police

    July 03, 2012 No comments

    A man shot himself after a confrontation with police officers Friday outside his house in Danville.

    Danville police received a report of a domestic disturbance around 3:30 a.m. on Friday at a house in the 200 block of North Washington Street. Police chief Keith Gill said the man, David Cline, Sr., believed to be in his mid-40s, was intoxicated when officers arrived.

    Gill said Cline tried to drive away in his pick-up truck when officers began to confront him. When Cline saw one of the officers with a taser, he pulled a gun from the truck’s console, aimed it at the officers, and threatened to shoot if they used the taser on him.

    One of the officers deployed the taser, but it did not work. Another tried to wrestle the gun from Cline, but Cline was able to grab it back. Gill said that’s when he shot himself in the chest.

    Cline is now in stable condition at Wishard Memorial Hospital.

    Gill said, “We anticipate charges being filed and presented to him at the hospital, depending on how long he’s there.”

    The case will be forwarded to the Hendricks County prosecutor, who will decide if formal charges will be filed.

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