Tell City, IN – A Tell City police sergeant was murdered by a domestic violence suspect at a hospital in southern Indiana on Monday morning.
The incident began on July 2 when Tell City Police Sergeant Heather Glenn responded to Perry County Memorial Hospital to investigate a report of a domestic dispute, WEVV reported.
A female victim was at the hospital with injuries she allegedly got during a fight with 34-year-old Sean Hubert.
Sgt. Glenn interviewed the victim at the hospital and then set out to track down Hubert with other officers, WEVV reported.
On Monday morning, the victim told hospital staff that Hubert was headed toward Perry County Memorial Hospital.
Law enforcement officers from multiple departments rushed to the hospital to intercept Hubert on July 3.
Tell City police, Perry County Sheriff’s Office deputies, and Cannelton police responded to the hospital, WEVV reported.
Sgt. Glenn approached Hubert and attempted to take the suspect into custody.
Hubert refused to comply with her order so Sgt. Glenn deployed her Taser, WEVV reported.
The Taser had no effect on the suspect, and the struggle continued.
Then Hubert pulled out a gun and fatally shot Sgt. Glenn, according to WEVV.
Other officers returned fire and killed Hubert, CBS News reported.
Both Sgt. Glenn and the suspect were pronounced dead at the scene, WEVV reported.
“During a brief struggle, Hubert produced a firearm and Sergeant Glenn was shot. Officers with the Tell City Police Department and Cannelton Police Department returned fire and shot Hubert,” Indiana State Police explained in more detail at in a media briefing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Tell City Police Sergeant Heather Glenn, her family, and the entire Tell City Police Department. She was fatally shot this morning after responding to a disturbance at the Perry County Memorial Hospital.
The suspect was fatally shot by police. pic.twitter.com/hNxWIV912A
— Sgt. Todd Ringle (@ISPEvansville) July 3, 2023
Sgt. Glenn was a veteran police official with 20 years of service on the Tell City Police Department and Perry County Sheriff’s Office.
“Our police department suffered a tremendous loss,” Tell City Police Chief Derrick Lawalin said. “We lost a dear colleague, a dear friend. Sgt. Glenn – she’s a cornerstone of our department.”
Tell City has a population of 7,500 and is located about 150 miles south of Indianapolis, according to CBS News.