Shirtless Man Fatally Shot By Patrolman With Past Behavioral Issues

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Shirtless Man Fatally Shot By Patrolman With Past Behavioral Issues

April 10, 2013 Updated Nov 9, 2013 at 11:24 PM EDT

CELINA, Ohio (www.incnow.tv) -- Police are investigating a fatal shooting incident involving one of their own who had recently been required to take a psychological evaluation according to a Van Wert newspaper, The Times Bulletin.

It was around12:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon when a 911 call alerted police of a man carrying a gun walking west on Market St.

The man, now known as Robert Hensley, 39, was described as wearing a cowboy hat, shirtless, shorts and sandals with a gun tucked in his pants. The caller told police that the Hensley took the gun out, waved it around, but did not point it at anybody.

The Sheriff's Office dispatcher relayed the information to Celina police who sent Patrolman Andy Regedanz, 33, a 12-year veteran, to investigate. Regedanz located Hensley and make contact with him in the parking lot of Lake Short Motor Sales.

Police report that shots were fired and Hensley was hit. Regedanz called for EMS and Hensley was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to the injuries.

According to an article from Feb. 23 in The Times Bulletin, Regedanz has been put on administrative leave starting Jan. 23 2013. The Times Bulletin cites a letter from Celina Safety-Service Director, Tom Hitchcock, that states the leave is "as a result of unusual behavior on your part while at work, which could result in disciplinary action and/or possible criminal charges." The newspaper says that Regedanz was also required to take a psychological evaluation.

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