Ind. man killed by officers asked them to kill him

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by Associated Press

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Posted on December 2, 2013 at 9:41 PM

   NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- State police say a southern Indiana man fatally shot by officers asked them to kill him and draw a handgun following a chase.
 
   Police said Monday that when local officers tried to arrest 44-year-old Troy Harden of Nashville on a warrant Thursday, he told them to kill him as he fled through a window. He ran through woods until a stun gun shot sent him to the ground.
 
   Police say Harden then pointed his gun at the officers and was shot twice.
 
   Witnesses told detectives that Harden knew there was a warrant for his arrest and he was afraid of going to prison. Police say investigators also found meth lab components in Harden's truck.
 
   Harden was serving probation for his role in the 2007 killings of two men.

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