Sheriff: Miami Co. deadly shooting a justified homicide

Donny L. Sturgill (Provided Photo)
Donny L. Sturgill (Provided Photo)

MIAMI COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Authorities in Miami County say they consider a deadly weekend shooting a justified homicide.

The county sheriff says 30-year-old Donny L. Sturgill was shot Saturday night near the town of Denver, Indiana. He was in someone else’s home.

24-Hour News 8’s news partners at The Kokomo Tribune report there were signs of forced entry and a struggle. The homeowners then shot Sturgill.

Sturgill had been arrested twice for violent crimes. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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