IN police officer fatally shot; suspect confirmed dead after shootout

06 May, 2018, 00:16 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • Terre Haute police officer killed in the line of duty

A police officer was fatally shot early Friday night throughout a confrontation with a suspect who was later discovered injured, however died quickly afterward.

Chief Plasse said he was present when the officer was killed.

According to WTWO-TV in Terre Haute, officers were looking for a possible suspect in a homicide at an apartment complex when gunshots rang out.

Indiana State Police Criminal Investigation Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators continue to investigate the death of Pitts and the suspect. The suspect eventually died, but details were unclear.

Perhaps the first indication the barricaded suspect was badly wounded came earlier in the standoff, when a visibly upset woman yelled that the man - whom she called "Chris" - was bleeding out and demanded someone render aid.

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Terre Haute police and officers from other agencies surrounded the building in the Garden Quarter apartment complex on the city's south side shortly after the shooting, police spokesman Ryan Adamson said. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our officer, and ask that you keep our entire community in your prayers. His name has not been released.

The man shot was a suspect in the homicide of an acquaintance, police said, but they gave no added details about the homicide that was being investigating.

It was then police made the decision to send in their tactical team.

Pitts was a 16-year veteran and was transported from the hospital to DeBaun Funeral Home on Saturday.

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