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Man Accused of Shooting Posey County Deputy Dies of COVID

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Former New Harmony Town Marshal Paul Wiltshire was 70

A former New Harmony town marshal suspected of shooting a Posey County deputy has died of COVID-19. WNIN’s John Gibson has the update:

Indiana State Police say 70-year-old Paul Wiltshire died at Deaconess Gateway Hospital Monday.

Wiltshire had been in custody at the Warrick County Jail for allegedly shooting Posey County Deputy Bryan Hicks in the head in September.

Hicks survived and has been undergoing medical treatment and rehab.

The ISP says Wiltshire became ill earlier this month and his condition required him to be taken to Deaconess Gateway.

The Posey County Sheriff’s Office took over custody of Wiltshire while he was being treated at the hospital.

Posey Sheriff Tom Latham requested State Police investigate Wiltshire’s death, which is common when an inmate dies in custody.

Warrick County Coroner Sarah Seaton said the preliminary cause of Wiltshire’s death was COVID-19.

An autopsy was scheduled for later Monday.