Justin Compton recently ran out of the Vigo County Courthouse after he was sentenced for a crime. Police found him in Seelyville Wednesday night and tried serving a warrant for his escape.
The 26-year-old was said to have then attacked officers with a weapon...and that's when Compton was shot and killed. Investigators and crime technicians continued to work through the night at the scene.
Compton's family told police he had a terminal illness, and ran out of the courtroom when his sentence was longer than his life expectancy.