IN police officer killed in shootout

06 May, 2018, 00:15 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Terre Haute police officer shot and killed; suspect still barricaded in apartment

For those that would like to pay their respects, Officer Pitts will be moved from Regional Hospital to DeBaun Funeral home at 1 p.m. We are inundated with kind/loving messages and for that we are thankful.

Terre Haute police Chief John Plasse said the suspect was wounded in the ensuing standoff with officers from the city and other agencies, then barricaded himself inside the building.

Officer Pitts and three others were working on a homicide investigation that began earlier in the day on South 18th Street in Terre Haute.

Gunfire was exchanged and Pitts was shot.

A police officer was fatally shot early Friday night throughout a confrontation with a suspect who was later discovered injured, however died quickly afterward.

The police officer was on the scene as a part of a murder investigation, Terre Haute police spokesman Ryan Adamson stated, however authorities didn't reveal when the murder occurred.


The wounded officer was taken to the hospital where he later died. "I would just ask that you keep our officers in our thoughts and prayers".

Authorities still have not released the suspect's name. According to Sgt. Joe Watts with Indiana State Police, one female did leave the apartment.

Terre Haute Police say several churches have planned a prayer vigil for Saturday evening.

"The citizens of Terre Haute don't need to worry", says Sheriff Ewing.

This "is another tragic loss for the Wabash Valley and the Terre Haute Police Department", Sgt. Joe Watts of the Indiana State Police said of Friday's loss of a police officer.

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