TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Terre Haute police officer was fatally shot and the suspect in the shooting has died from injuries sustained during a shootout with officers.
Terre Haute police spokesman Officer Ryan Adamson says the city police officer was shot and fatally wounded Friday evening while investigating a homicide at an apartment complex on the west side of the city.
Adamson says a suspect in that homicide opened fire and shot one of the officers, who later died.
Terre Haute police confirmed the suspect’s death during a news conference late Friday night. Previously, Indiana State Police spokesman Joe Watts had said the man was “injured/detained” at the apartment building where he was barricaded and that medics were responding.
Terre Haute police spokesman Ryan Adamson says the city officer’s investigation of a homicide led him to the Garden Quarter apartment complex on the city’s west side.
No additional information was immediately available on the male officer who was killed.
Authorities say police know the suspect’s name but haven’t released it.