Man dies after being shot by police at Ford Wayne Stamping Plant

A man who was shot by police after he showed up armed at the Ford Wayne Stamping Plant has died.

Police said that Zachery Scott Polk, 53, tried to enter the plant just after 7 p.m. Saturday. 

When officers at the scene told Polk to show his hands, he showed a handgun then pointed it at officers when commanded to drop the weapon. One of the six officers fired a single shot at Polk, who was listed in critical condition until he died Monday.

Police said Polk, who is from Michigan but most recently lived in Ohio, may have been suffering a mental health emergency.


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