VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WEHT) — Authorities say a suspect is dead after a deputy-involved shooting in Vanderburgh County. The standoff happened near the area of #6 School Road and N St. Joe Road Wednesday afternoon.
“We got information that he was a violent felon who should not have been allowed to posses a firearm, so we went out here to serve a search warrant, and the existing arrest warrants, and were met with gunfire,” says Vanderburgh County Sheriff Noah Robinson.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies received a warrant after watching a video of the suspect shooting a gun near a juvenile.
Authorities say deputies arrived on scene and used a BearCat to create an opening the trailer. Deputies then started pulling apart the trailer the suspect was inside, as reported by the sheriff’s office. That’s when the suspect allegedly started shooting at the law enforcement officials. We’re told deputies returned fire, shooting the suspect.
“As we continued to pull apart the trailer, we were met with additional gunfire. At one point a deputy returned fire, striking the suspect. We then rendered medical aid, but the suspect did not survive his wounds,” says Robinson.
No other injuries were reported. More information is expected to be released during a news conference Thursday afternoon.
This is a developing story. We’ll keep you updated on-air and online with more information.