IN police officer killed in shootout

06 May, 2018, 00:17 | Author: Angel Logan
  • Terre Haute police officer shot and killed; suspect still barricaded in apartment

Pitts, though rushed from the site, succumbed to his wounds at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

A police officer was shot to death Friday evening at a western IN apartment complex, and officers surrounded a building where they believed suspect remains barricade.

A police officer slain Friday in Terre Haute, Ind., was investigating a homicide, authorities said.

The suspect who was also wounded, managed to barricade themselves in the building for several hours.

Indiana State Police Criminal Investigation Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators continue to investigate the death of Pitts and the suspect.

Adamson stated a suspect in that murder opened fireplace and killed the officer, who later died. 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.

Ryan Adamson with the Terre Haute Police Department says Officer Pitts was a 16-year veteran of the Terre Haute Police Department.

Adamson said on Twitter, "We sincerely appreciate all the kind messages".

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department posted a tweet of an American flag with a blue line through it. We are saddened by the loss of one close to home. "Keep the fallen officers family and Law Enforcement in Vigo County in your thoughts".

The death of the police officer is the first of officer with the Terre Haute Police Department since July 11, 2011.

"We were in four separate cars, and I watched my friend get killed", he said. That is when Officer Brent D. Long was killed while serving an arrest warrant with a U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force.

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