Indiana police officer shot, killed in line of duty; police confirm suspect also dead

UPDATE @ 11:18 p.m.: The suspect in the shooting that left a Terre Haute police officer dead has now died, a Terre Haute TV station and the Associated Press are reporting. Police, during a news conference tonight, confirmed the suspect's death in a shootout with police at the apartment complex.

UPDATE @ 9:40 p.m.

The suspect in the deadly shooting of a Terra Haute, Ind., police officer has been injured and is detained, Indiana State Police reported through its Twitter account.

 

The person who opened fire, shooting and killing an officer, was a suspect in a homicide at the Garden Quarter Apartment Complex, a city police spokesman said.

The suspect and officer have not been named.

FIRST REPORT

A Terre Haute, Ind., police officer has been killed in the line of duty in a shooting outside an apartment complex Friday evening.

The Indiana State Police are reporting, via the ISP Twitter feed, that the suspect is barricaded inside a residence at the Garden Quarter Apartment Complex.

Terre Haute police spokesman Ryan Adamson tells the Associated Press the city police officer was shot and wounded while investigating a homicide at the complex on the west side of the city.

A suspect in that homicide opened fire and shot one of the officers, Adamson said.

 

The first radio dispatch about an officer down was broadcast just before 6:30 p.m., media outlets in the Hoosier State are reporting.

The male officer, whose name and rank have not been released, died at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

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