Sunman – At approximately 10:50 Saturday morning, officers from the Indiana State Police and Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department responded to a disturbance, reported to involve a man armed with a firearm, at 12300 Five Point Road in northern Dearborn County.
When the deputy and trooper arrived and started to approach the residence, they were confronted by a man who pointed a firearm at the officers. This resulted in both officers firing their weapons at the suspect.
The suspect was struck by at least one of the officers’ rounds. The officers were able to render immediate first aid to the suspect and he was quickly transported to Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville, Indiana, for medical treatment. None of the officers were injured in the incident.
After arriving at the hospital, the suspect was pronounced deceased.
The names of the involved officers and the deceased suspect will be provided at a later date.
Detectives from the Indiana State Police-Sellersburg District will be leading the investigation.
Once the investigation has concluded it will be forwarded to the Dearborn County Prosecutor’s office for review.