Police shot and killed a Corydon man inside the Clarksville Walmart after he was spotted holding machete-style knife.
Detectives from the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg are investigating the shooting that occurred inside the Clarksville Walmart late Monday night.
Detective Matt Busick said the preliminary investigation reveals that around 11:15 pm Monday, store employees notified officers from the Clarksville Police Department of a suspicious male walking around inside the Walmart on Veteran’s Parkway in Clarksville.
The store had closed to customers at 11 pm, and the man, later identified as Daniel Francis Scott, 30, of Corydon, Indiana, disregarded requests to leave the store.
Scott also appeared to have severe lacerations to the side of his neck.
Three Clarksville Police officers were outside the store on a separate and unrelated investigation.
The three immediately responded when notified by store employees and observed Scott walking inside the store.
Based on information and video gathered in the investigation, detectives believe Scott brandished a machete-style knife when approached and charged toward an officer.
That officer fired his department handgun, striking Scott.
Officers began life-saving measures and called for an ambulance.
Scott was transported to Clark Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
The Clarksville Police Department requested Indiana State Police investigate the shooting. No Walmart employees or Clarksville Police officers were injured during the incident.
Investigators believe the lacerations to Daniel Scott’s neck were likely self-inflicted and that Scott took a razer and the machete from the store before being asked to leave.
The family of Daniel Scott has been notified.
This investigation is ongoing.