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Coroner: Indiana man died from gunshot wounds

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Thursday, July 11, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Autopsy findings showed that a former deputy sheriff died early Monday as a result of multiple gunshot wounds, according to a news release from Indiana County Coroner Michael Baker.

A manner of death is pending further investigation for Gary Wissinger, 55, who was shot by police at his home on Route 56 in Brush Valley after state troopers were called to a domestic disturbance late Sunday night.

State police at Indiana said Wissinger aimed a handgun at troopers at the front door of his home, then a trooper opened fire and Wissinger went back inside the house.

The man's wife escaped from the house while troopers prepared for a standoff with Wissinger, who police believed had numerous weapons.

Wissinger died inside the house, state police said.

The district attorney's office and state police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Wissinger's death, according to the release.

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