WARRICK CO., Ind. (WEHT) – The Warrick County Coroner says the man who died after a police standoff in Warrick County shot himself.
The coroner says on June 23 it was called to the 700 block of Clutter Road in Lynnville. The coroner says upon arrival, the deceased was determined to be Michael E. White, 64, of Chandler.
The coroner says White had been evading police and was eventually tracked to the address. The coroner says White exchanged gunfire with law enforcement. The coroner’s office says law enforcement went into the barn and found White dead, with a handgun next to his body. The corner says the gun was secured.
The coroner says an autopsy was conducted on June 25, and autopsy results show that White suffered three gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening. The coroner says these gun shots were from unknown distances. White also suffered one fatal, immediate contact intraoral gunshot wound, says the press release. The coroner says a single bullet was recovered during autopsy and sent along with the handgun to the Indiana State Police lab for analysis and comparison. The coroner says ballistics testing has confirmed that the bullet retrieved upon autopsy came from the handgun.
The press release says final toxicology results for White are still pending.