One dead in officer-involved shooting in Bedford

BEDFORD – Detectives from the Indiana State Police Bloomington and Jasper Districts initiated, late Thursday evening, an investigation into a police officer-action shooting involving three Bedford Police Officers that left a Bedford man dead.

ISP Troopers are at the scene investigating. Photo by Bill Raines

The incident started earlier Thursday, at approximately 9:57 p.m., when a female arrived at the Bedford Police Department to report 47-year-old Daymon A. Hubbard, of Bedford was following her in a gray Chevrolet Trax and she wanted to file a harassment complaint.

Officers investigating the scene. Photo by Bill Raines

At approximately 10:05 p.m., a Bedford officer believed he observed the Chevrolet Trax on 17th Street near the K Street intersection. Bedford officers followed the vehicle to the Western Avenue area when a vehicle pursuit was initiated. The Chevrolet Trax struck a patrol vehicle during the pursuit and came to a stop next to the home at 2755 Western Avenue.

When Hubbard arrived at 2755 Western Avenue, the incident escalated, and three Bedford Police Department officers discharged their weapons. At approximately 10:37 p.m., officers requested an ambulance, and Hubbard was transported to IU Health Bedford Hospital where he died from his gunshot wounds.

At 10:38 p.m. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies were requested to assist at 27th Street and Western Avenue.

Investigators at the scene. Photo by Bill Raines

Neighbors in the area reported hearing 8 to 10 gunshots.

The incident involving the Bedford Police Officers was captured on body cameras. Investigators from the Bloomington and Jasper Districts as well as Crime Scene Investigators from both districts responded to the scene. Crime Scene Investigators documented and processed evidence at the incident location. The Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Prosecutor Sam Arp speaking with Mayor Sam Craig at the scene. Photo by Bill Raines

No uninvolved citizens or officers were injured during the incident.

Bedford Police Department Chief Terry Moore advised the three officers have been placed on administrative leave which is standard procedure in this type of investigation. The names of the officers are not being released at this time. Chief Terry Moore, Prosecutor Sam Arp, and Mayor Sam Craig were also at the scene. A chaplain arrived to assist the family and emergency personnel at the scene.

The scene early this morning. Photo by Bill Raines

The information in this release is preliminary as the matter remains under investigation and detectives are working closely with Lawrence County Prosecutor Sam Apr and his office.   ISP investigators were still at the scene this morning.