Update on ISP Investigation of shooting in New Castle

INDIANA– Indiana State Police Detectives continue to investigate the officer-involved shooting that occurred in New Castle on October 16, 2023.  The identities of the involved officers are being released as well as further information about the investigation.

The New Castle Police Officers involved were a five-year veteran Patrolman Ellis Evans and a nine-year veteran Patrolman Tyler Reece.  Both officers serve on the New Castle Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team.

It has been determined through the investigation Donald Guffy Jr. pointed a firearm at the police officers causing them to respond with deadly force.

Per department policy, both officers will remain on administrative leave until the investigation is complete and the Henry County Prosecutor’s Office has an opportunity to review the report.

There is no further information to be released.