Indiana State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Angola

ANGOLA – The Indiana State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred while investigating a homicide in Angola, IN on October 9, 2022.

At approximately 1:07 a.m. officers with the Angola Police Department responded to a home in the 400 block of North Elizabeth Street for a shots-fired call.  When officers arrived, they found two deceased males outside the residence.  Detectives and Crime Scene investigators from the Indiana State Police Ft. Wayne Post were requested by the Angola Police Department to assist with the investigation.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. officers with the Angola Police Department and an Indiana State Trooper encountered a male in the 600 block of South Elizabeth Street that matched the description of the person suspected of shooting the two males at the residence on North Elizabeth Street. 

During this encounter, the male displayed a handgun and engaged in an exchange of gunfire with officers. The male then fled on foot eastbound on West Felicity Street.  Near the intersection of West Felicity Street and South Wayne Street another exchange of gunfire occurred between the male and officers. The male was struck at least once in this exchange of gunfire. Officers began to render aid to the male until paramedics could arrive. The male was transported to Cameron Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

This incident involved three officers with the Angola Police Department and one Indiana State Trooper. This is an ongoing investigation.

At the conclusion of this investigation, all information will be turned over to the Steuben County Prosecutor’s Office for review.