WBIW.com News - state

Brought to you by WBIW News and Network Indiana

Terre Haute Officer Killed In Shootout

Last updated on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

(TERRE HAUTE) - A Terre Haute police officer is dead after a shootout with a suspect Monday afternoon.

The Terre Haute Police Department was assisting the U.S. Marshal's Task Force in serving an arrest warrant for a probation violation at a residence in the 1800 block of North 8th street.

State Police Sgt. Joe Watts says officers knocked on the door and several people came out except for the suspect. When the officers entered the home, the suspect began shooting and the officers returned fire. 34-year-old officer Brent Long and his K-9 partner were both shot during the exchange.

Officer Long and the suspect were both killed but it's unknown if the suspect was killed by police or from a self-inflicted wound. An autopsy will be performed to determine an exact cause of death.

Sgt. Watts says the K-9 was taken to a local veterinary clinic and is reportedly in good condition.

Long leaves behind a wife a two children.

1340 AM WBIW welcomes comments and suggestions by calling 812.277.1340 during normal business hours or by email at comments@wbiw.com

© Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Click here to go back to previous page