(CLARKSVILLE) – The man shot by Clarksville Police during a domestic call this past Friday evening has been identified as 43-year-old Max David Helton of 514 Howard Street in Clarksville.
An autopsy conducted by the Jefferson County, Kentucky Coroner’s Office listed the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.
This investigation is still on-going, and further information about the officer or officers involved will be released at a later date.
Earlier – At approximately 10:30 p.m. Friday, Officers from the Clarksville Police Department were dispatched to the residence located at 514 West Howard Street after receiving a 911 call for a domestic disturbance, possibly involving a gun. State Troopers from the Sellersburg Post also responded to assist.
As a result of the preliminary investigation, ISP detectives believe that officers from the Clarksville Police Department and Indiana State Police arrived on-scene shortly after receiving the 911 call.
During the course of the investigation, officers witnessed a male subject with a gun at the doorway, the man then retreated back into the house and barricaded himself and the original caller inside the residence.
As the investigation continued, officers once again encountered the subject who was still brandishing a handgun.
The subject refused commands to drop the weapon and at least one officer from the Clarksville Police Department fired upon the subject and struck him.
Officers then rendered first-aid to the subject who was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Chief Mark Palmer of the Clarksville Police Department requested the assistance of ISP detectives and crime scene technicians to investigate the shooting. This investigation is on-going.
The name of the deceased male will not be released until next-of-kin has been notified.
Units from the Indiana State Police were assisted by the Clarksville Police Department and the Jefferson County, Kentucky Coroner’s Office.