UPDATE: The Greenfield Police Department has released the names of the officers involved in the incident Friday. They are Sgt. Rodney Vawter, an 11-year member of the department, and Patrolman Dillon Silver, who is in his second year with the department.
GREENFIELD — Indiana State Police are investigating the death of an Indianapolis man who died after an encounter with Greenfield police officers.
Just before 6:30 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a call about an intoxicated man lying in the grass near 826 S. State Street, police said.
The man, 48-year old Douglas A. Wiggington of Indianapolis, became combative with the two responding police officers, and one of the officers shot Wiggington with a Taser, a news release from the state police states.
Immediately after, the officers noticed the man was experiencing a medical problem and gave him Narcan — used to counteract an overdose from opioids — and started CPR, police said.
When medics arrived, they transported Wiggington to Hancock Regional Hospital, where he later died.
The two officers involved — Sgt. Rodney Vawter, an 11-year member of the department, and Patrolman Dillon Silver, who is in his second year with the department — have been placed on paid administrative leave, as is routine, said Greenfield Police Chief Jeff Rasche.
An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday morning in Greenfield.