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.
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.