(BATESVILLE) – Indiana State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at a Batesville home after a nearly four-hour standoff with an armed man who had fired at officers.
According to ISP Sgt. Stephen Wheeles the incident began at around 8:00 a.m. when the Batesville Police Department responded to a disturbance at the home located on Bridlewood Trace Road.
When officers arrived they were able to get an adult female and three children out of the home.
While an officer was standing outside the garage door attempting to make contact with the man inside, a shot was fired by the male in the direction of the officer.
The officer received minor injuries when he was struck by debris caused by the shot. Officers then set up a perimeter around the residence.
Officers from numerous agencies responded to the scene. The Indiana State Police SWAT Team and Hostage Negotiation Team also responded.
Negotiators were briefly able to make contact with the male, who lived at the home.
Shortly after 11:00 a.m., additional shots were fired by the male from inside of the residence. At approximately 11:30 a.m., the male exited the garage of the home armed with a handgun. Officers fired their weapons, striking him with at least one shot.
Officers provided immediate medical attention to him. Batesville EMS, which was already on scene, immediately began providing care and transported the man to Margaret Mary Health in Batesville where he passed away as a result of the injuries received.
Detectives from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post are leading the investigation into the incident.
The identity of the man and the officers involved will be released after their investigation.
The autopsy and toxicology results are pending at this time.