Officers shoot and kill driver after lengthy police chase that ended in Pulaski County

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Indiana State Police officers are investigating a police-action shooting in Pulaski County.

It all started when officers say a man went to a home in Warren County. The man reportedly dragged a juvenile female into his vehicle and left, according to Indiana State Police.

Information on the vehicle was given to authorities and was eventually located by the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Department. The GMC Yukon refused to stop and was chased by officers from Tippecanoe, Carroll, and White Counties. Several tires on the Yukon deflated due to stop sticks being placed on the road, but the vehicle didn’t stop.

Eventually, the vehicle turned onto U.S. 421 and drove through Monon at speeds under 40 mph, due to running over another stop stick placed just outside of the city.

The chase ended about a mile into Pulaski County when a deputy went to stop southbound traffic on U.S. 421 so he could lay stop sticks. A semi tried to go around the deputy into oncoming traffic. A Monon Town Marshal’s car that was pursuing the Yukon went into a ditch. The Yukon tried to go in between the semi and Marshal, but hit both vehicles and also went into the same ditch.

Officers say the driver got out of the Yukon, displayed a weapon, and made threatening gestures towards officers, who then shot and killed him.

The female juvenile in the SUV was not injured. No officers were hurt.

Deputies from the Tippecanoe Sheriff’s Department, Troopers from the ISP Lafayette Post, Flora Police Department, Monticello Police Department and the White County Sheriff’s Department were all involved in the pursuit.

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