Indiana State Police Investigating Fatal Police-Involved Shooting In Jeffersonville

(JEFFERSONVILLE) – Detectives from the Indiana State Police (ISP) are investigating a police-involved shooting on Middle Road in Jeffersonville. 

The shooting sent one man to University Hospital in Louisville, where he was later pronounced dead. 

According to ISP detectives shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday, an ISP trooper from the Sellersburg post made a traffic stop on a passenger car with no taillights while on Middle Road near Loma Vista Court in Jeffersonville. 

Two individuals occupied the vehicle. 

Shortly after making the traffic stop, the trooper requested an ambulance relaying that the female driver of the car was possibly having a medical issue. 

The trooper continued speaking with the male passenger who had allegedly given a false name to the trooper  That passenger was later identified as 27-year-old Malcolm Xavier Ray Williams, of Clarksville, Indiana. 

A short time later, investigators believe Williams brandished a handgun and fired at the trooper.  The trooper returned fire and struck Williams, who was then transported to University Hospital in Louisville, where he was later pronounced dead. 

The driver was not injured in the incident; however, the trooper did receive a powder burn and abrasions from the apparent proximity of the suspect’s gun. 

This investigation is ongoing, and no charges have yet been filed in this case.   

Indiana State Police detectives from the Versailles district are investigating the shooting.  The Jeffersonville Police Department assisted units at the scene.