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Officer shoots, kills Nashville man UPDATED 4:30 Friday
Updated on: 11.29.13

A Brown County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Nashville man Thursday night while trying to serve a warrant.

Troy D. Harden, 44, died just before 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night. Bartholomew County Coroner Larry Fisher said Harden was shot once in the lower abdomen. He died at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Indiana State Police detectives are investigating the shooting, which occurred in Annandale Estates, a lakeside neighborhood less than two miles west of downtown Nashville.

ISP Sgt. Curt Durnil declined to release additional details, including the name of the officer who discharged the gun.

Fisher said an autopsy was scheduled to take place Saturday morning at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour by Dr. George Weir, a pathologist with experience in police-action shootings.

Brown County dispatch received a 911 call at 7:28 p.m. from a woman who had dropped off her friend at a home in Annandale Estates. She reported Harden came out of the house "and started some trouble" and might have hit his girlfriend. The caller said she knew Harden was wanted. 

The warrant was from Monroe County. Harden had served time for assisting a criminal in connection with the 2007 murders of 23-year-old Doug Brown and 35-year-old Everett Shaw. Harden had helped Jerry Pelfree, who was convicted of the murders, dispose of evidence. Harden was sentenced to two years in jail and five years on probation.

On Nov. 12, the Monroe County Probation Department petitioned to revoke Harden's suspended sentence. Allegations in the warrant were not available before press time because of office closures for Thanksgiving. 

Durnil declined to release additional details until the probe was complete. He hoped to have more information late next week.

Read more in the Dec. 4 Brown County Democrat.

-- Kevin Lilly, Brown County Democrat

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