Terre Haute, IN – A Terre Haute police officer was murdered in the line of duty on Wednesday afternoon, the sheriff’s office has confirmed.
“We have unfortunately had an officer shot in the line of duty. Our officer has passed away,” Terre Haute Police Department (THPD) Public Information Officer Sergeant Ryan Adamson confirmed in a tweet. “We will release more information as the case allows.”
The identity of the officer who was murdered has not been released.
Indiana State Police (ISP) Sergeant Matt Ames said the shooting occurred at about 2 p.m. at a federal building located at 1st Street and Wabash Court, WRTV reported.
The location of the shooting was also near the Vigo County Courthouse, WTHI reported.
The alleged gunman was transported to Regional Hospital and was still in surgery as of mid-afternoon, Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse told WTHI.
Police said earlier in the day they were searching for a white male driving a gold or silver F-150 Ford pickup truck with rear-end damage.
Investigators said he was to be considered armed and dangerous, and urged anyone who spotted him to call 911, WTHI reported.
I am at Terre Haute Regional Hospital where police tape has closed off an area where a truck involved in today’s deadly shooting is parked. A police K-9 was just inspecting it. The back window appears to be shattered. @WTHITV pic.twitter.com/EqPuIKVxYg
— Heather Good (@HeatherGoodWTHI) July 7, 2021
We have unfortunately had an officer shot in the line of duty. Our officer has passed away. We will release more information as the case allows.
— Sgt. Ryan Adamson (@THPDPIO) July 7, 2021
I just got to Terre Haute where an officer was shot and killed in the line of duty. State police and Terre Haute police have a large area blocked off. We are waiting for an update from ISP @wrtv pic.twitter.com/uY1upBDa3o
— Megan Sanctorum (@MeganSanctorum) July 7, 2021
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