Indiana State Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting In Pike County

(PIKE COUNTY) – Indiana State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Pike County.

Sunday afternoon at approximately 2:07 p.m., Pike County 911 Dispatch received a call from 69-year-old Michael Faries, who resides at 7858 South Meridian Road.

Faries wanted the police to respond because he and his wife were starving and someone was shooting at them. A Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy and a Petersburg Police Officer responded to the residence.

When officers arrived several minutes later they were greeted by Faries’ wife, who initially refused to let them enter the residence. Officers instructed her that since Faries contacted 911 they had to check on his well-being. Within seconds after officers entered the residence, a Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy discharged his firearm and struck Faries. Officers administered CPR until EMS arrived, but Faries was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pike County Coroner’s Office.

A handgun was recovered at the scene.

Detectives were not able to substantiate any information concerning someone shooting at the Faries’ prior to police arriving.