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Suspect in custody after shooting and killing Indiana police officer

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Updated May 04, 2018 09:55 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A police officer was shot to death Friday evening at a western Indiana apartment complex, and the suspect was injured and apprehended after barricading himself inside, authorities said.

Sgt. Joe Watts of the Indiana State Police said the suspect was injured and medics on the scene were called to treat the man. The nature of the man's injuries and how they were suffered weren't immediately known.

Terre Haute police spokesman Ryan Adamson said the police officer's investigation of a homicide led him the apartment complex on the city's west side, where he was shot. Authorities did not reveal when the homicide occurred.

Adamson said a suspect in that homicide opened fire and killed the officer, who later died. No additional information was immediately available on the male officer who was killed.

"It is another tragic loss for the Wabash Valley and the Terre Haute Police Department," Watts said in announcing the officer's death.

Adamson says Terre Haute police and police from other agencies surrounded the building in the Garden Quarter apartment complex on the city's south side shortly after the shooting. Officials called the area dangerous and urged residents to avoid it.

The death is the first in the line of duty by an officer with the Terre Haute Police Department since July 11, 2011. That is when Officer Brent D. Long was killed while serving an arrest warrant with a U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force.

The 34-year-old Long worked for the department for six years.
Indiana police officer fatally shot; suspect in custody

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A police officer was shot to death Friday evening at a western Indiana apartment complex, and the suspect was injured and apprehended after barricading himself inside, authorities said.

Sgt. Joe Watts of the Indiana State Police said the suspect was injured and medics on the scene were called to treat the man. The nature of the man's injuries and how they were suffered weren't immediately known.

Terre Haute police spokesman Ryan Adamson said the police officer's investigation of a homicide led him the apartment complex on the city's west side, where he was shot. Authorities did not reveal when the homicide occurred.

Adamson said a suspect in that homicide opened fire and killed the officer, who later died. No additional information was immediately available on the male officer who was killed.

"It is another tragic loss for the Wabash Valley and the Terre Haute Police Department," Watts said in announcing the officer's death.

Adamson says Terre Haute police and police from other agencies surrounded the building in the Garden Quarter apartment complex on the city's south side shortly after the shooting. Officials called the area dangerous and urged residents to avoid it.

The death is the first in the line of duty by an officer with the Terre Haute Police Department since July 11, 2011. That is when Officer Brent D. Long was killed while serving an arrest warrant with a U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force.

The 34-year-old Long worked for the department for six years.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana police officer has been fatally shot, and officers have surrounded an apartment complex where they believe the suspect remains at large.

Terre Haute police spokesman Ryan Adamson says the city police officer was shot and fatally wounded Friday evening while investigating a homicide at an apartment complex on the west side of the city that's about 70 miles west of Indianapolis.

Adamson says a suspect in that homicide opened fire and shot one of the officers, who later died. He says no additional information was immediately available on the male officer who was killed.

Adamson says Terre Haute police and police from other agencies have a building at surrounded at the Garden Quarter apartment complex. They believe the suspect remains inside.

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