Slain suspect had violated parole


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Scott Roberson | Daily Journal Investigators look for evidence at the scene of a shootout Wednesday afternoon in a cemetery near Franklin. Deputies said a suspect pulled a gun while resisting arrest and a shootout ensued.


A Greenwood man had violated his parole and was wanted on a warrant when he pointed a gun at two sheriff’s deputies.

Derek J. Hobson, 25, was shot multiple times by two Johnson County sheriff’s deputies during a chase in a cemetery east of Franklin on Wednesday, according to a news release from Indiana State Police. The deputies feared for their lives when Hobson turned and pointed a semiautomatic pistol at them, the release said.

State police are investigating the shooting, which is common practice in police shootings and could take several weeks. When the investigation is complete, the information will be sent to the Johnson County prosecutor to review, Indiana State Police Sgt. Rich Myers said.

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