BLOOMINGTON – Both a criminal and an internal affairs investigation are underway in Bloomington after two Monroe County Sheriff’s Department deputies fired shots at a man who allegedly pointed a weapon at the deputies.
The search for 33-year-old Dustin Galyan started around 5:20 p.m. Sunday when a person dialed 911 to report a man was passed out on their lawn at their home on Mt. Gilead Road.
When emergency medics showed up, the man ran. Deputies were able to identify the man as Galyan, who was wanted for violating the terms of his pretrial release on a felony charge of narcotics possession.
Galyan ran into a nearby home. Deputies attempted to open the front door but found Galyan had barricaded the entrance. Deputies then went to the rear of the home and that is when Galyan ran out the back door allegedly holding a handgun.
The two deputies each fired two shots at Galyan when he allegedly “raised the weapon,” the sheriff’s office said. The deputies then retreated for cover as Galyan ran away.
Deputies later found Galyan’s grandmother inside the house that Galyan fled from. She was injured. She told police she remembered walking into the house and the next thing she remembered was waking up on her bed and finding the front door barricaded.
A few hours later, people who lived in a nearby home called 911 to say Galyan was there and they were driving him to the officers.
Deputies and members of the Critical Incident Response Team met up with the vehicle and arrested Galyan.
Galyan, who suffered minor injuries but was “not related to the firearms being discharged”, the sheriff’s department said, was transported to the hospital. He was medically cleared and then transported to jail.
Charges against Galyan are still pending.