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Standoff Leads to Death Investigation

Evansville Police, SWAT Officers and emergency personnel say they tried to convince a man not to take his own life as he locked himself inside a home, preventing dozens of kids from getting to their bus stop.
Evansville, IND. - Evansville Police, SWAT Officers and emergency personnel say they tried to convince a man, now identified as 20-year-old Tyler Foster, not to take his own life as he locked himself inside a home, preventing dozens of kids from getting to their bus stop.

Around 6:15 Wednesday morning, police say they got a call from a family member saying Foster was wanting to commit suicide in the 1500 block of South Alvord Boulevard.

Kids and parents started making their way to bus stops, but were quickly rushed back inside their homes during the incident.

Not knowing the severity, officers say they acted on the side of caution, but were hoping for a different outcome.

Buses were unable to access about 20 families that attend Dexter Elementary. Those parents had to drive their kids to school.

Police tell Eyewitness News Foster was killed by a single gun-shot wound.


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