Police shoot, kill man following 4-hour Batesville standoff

Police shoot, kill man following 4-hour Batesville standoff
A man was shot and killed by an officer in Batesville, IN Monday, Sgt. Stephen Wheeles said. (Source: WXIX)

BATESVILLE, Ind. (FOX19) - A man was shot and killed by Batesville police following a standoff Monday, according to Sgt. Stephen Wheeles of the Indiana State Police.

Wheeles says Batesville police originally got a call around 8 a.m. regarding a domestic situation on Bridlewood Trace Road.

Officers were able to get a woman and three small children out of the home. A man who lived in the home remained inside, police say.

While an officer was standing outside the garage door trying to make contact with the man inside the home, Wheeles says a shot was fired in the officer’s direction. The officer received minor injuries upon being struck by debris caused by the shot.

Officers then set up a perimeter around the residence, Wheeles says. ISP’s SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Team responded. Negotiators were briefly able to make contact with the man, police say.

He said additional shots were fired from inside the home around 11 a.m. A half-hour later, the man exited the garage with a handgun.

Wheeles says officers fired shots at the man and hit him at least once.

Officers provided immediate medical attention to him, police say, then Batesville EMS, already on-scene, transported to him to Margaret Mary Health, Wheeles says. The man later died there.

The names of the deceased suspect as well as of the officers involved are forthcoming, ISP say.

ISP’s Versailles Post detectives are leading the investigation.

Autopsy and toxicology reports are pending.

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