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Grovertown shooting death not homicide

January 3, 2014

GROVERTOWN — Starke County Police officers have determined that a shooting which claimed the life of a Grovertown man Monday, Dec. 23 in the 400 N. block of 900 E. was self inflicted.
One man died from injury sustained in the shooting.
Police responded to the home in response to a 911 call.
"We received a call about a domestic disturbance. A couple of units responded to the scene," Chief Detective Kenny Pfost said.
Pfost said two people were in the home when the police arrived in addition to the deceased.
Pfost also discounted the numerous rumors circulating throughout the community about the alleged victim of the domestic disturbance.
"The victim's wife and daughter were both home. Neither had burn injuries on any part of their body; and neither were shot — one did have visible signs of battery," said Pfost.
While it is the Policy of The Pilot News Group to not publish stories about victims of suicide, the public hype surrounding the incident warranted the publication of a factual account.

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