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Indiana State Police Investigating Police Action Shooting
Updated March 28, 2017 1:13 PM
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(PULASKI CO.) - The Indiana State Police out of the Lowell Post are investigating a police action shooting that occurred on US 421 about one mile south of the SR 114 intersection (that is about four miles south of Francesville) involving multiple agencies.

Preliminary investigation has revealed the driver of the 1999 white GMC Yukon pulled into a residence in Warren County and dragged a female juvenile to his vehicle and left.

A description of the vehicle with license plate information was given to Warren County Sheriff's dispatch center and was broadcast out to neighboring city, county and Indiana State Police. The suspect vehicle was located by deputies of the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department, who tried to stop the Yukon. The driver would not stop and Tippecanoe County pursued the vehicle through Tippecanoe, Carroll and White counties.

Stop sticks were deployed several times during the pursuit which caused several tires on the Yukon to deflate. The driver continued on through Monticello with Deputies from the Tippecanoe Sheriff's Department, Troopers from the ISP Lafayette Post, Flora Police Department, Monticello Police Department and the White County Sheriff's Department assisting.

The driver of the Yukon continued on west of Monticello on US 24 headed towards Reynolds where he turned north continuing on US 421 towards Monon. The Monon Marshal attempted to deploy stop sticks on the south edge of town. The Yukon drove over the stop sticks and continued north through town with speeds under 40 mph. About one mile into Pulaski County, a deputy stopped southbound traffic, was going to deploy stop sticks when a semi went to pass him as the pursuit was coming north. The Monon Marshal had gotten in front of the Yukon. The marshal drove off the right side of the roadway to avoid hitting the semi. The Yukon attempted to go between the semi and the Marshal's car. The Yukon struck both vehicles and continued down into the ditch where it came to rest. The driver of the Yukon came out displaying a weapon and made threatening gestures towards the officers who shot and killed the driver. The female passenger was not injured and no officers were injured in the gunfire.

The name of the deceased will be released when family is notified. The names of the officers involved in the shooting will be released by their respective departments at which time they feel appropriate. Information about the abduction, contact the Warren County Sheriff's Department. Information on the pursuit itself, contact the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department. The investigation is continuing.

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