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Police officer shot dead outside federal office building in Indiana and suspect is in custody

Police officer is shot dead outside federal office building in Indiana and suspect is in custody after he ‘drove himself to hospital for treatment’

  • The shooting reportedly happened around 2 p.m. outside an FBI office
  • The officer reportedly worked for the Terre Haute Police Department but was assigned to a Federal Task Force 
  • Police have not release the name of the officer, pending notification of family
  • Law enforcement officials said the suspect was in surgery late Wednesday afternoon at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute 


A western Indiana police officer was shot dead Wednesday outside a federal office building behind the Vigo County Courthouse, authorities said.

The shooting happened around 2 p.m. outside an FBI office, according to WTHI-TV. 

The officer worked for the Terre Haute Police Department but was assigned to a Federal Task Force, WISH-TV reporter Demie Johnson tweeted.

Sgt. Ryan Adamson of the Terre Haute Police Department confirmed on Twitter that the officer had died.

‘We have unfortunately had an officer shot in the line of duty. Our officer has passed away. We will release more information as the case allows,’ Adamson said.

Police did not release the name of the officer, pending notification of family.

A western Indiana police officer was fatally shot Wednesday outside a federal office building

Sgt. Ryan Adamson of the Terre Haute Police Department confirmed on Twitter that the officer had died

Sgt. Ryan Adamson of the Terre Haute Police Department confirmed on Twitter that the officer had died

State Police Sgt. Todd Ringle confirmed on Twitter that the suspect was in custody.

‘A Terre Haute Police Officer was shot and killed this afternoon. My thoughts and prayers are with the Terre Haute Police Department and the officer’s family. The suspect is in custody,’ Ringle tweeted. 

Law enforcement officials said the suspect was in surgery late Wednesday afternoon at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. The condition of the suspect was not immediately clear.

The suspect was described as ‘a white male in a pickup truck with a damaged back end,’ WTHI-TV reported.

Cops told WISH-TV that they believe the suspect drove himself to the hospital and police set up a perimeter around his truck to search it. 

According to the Tribune-Star, a gold-colored Ford F-150 pickup truck was found outside the hospital with bullet holes in the window.

Police told WTHI-TV that the FBI would handle the investigation.

No further information was immediately available. 

The National Fraternal Order of Police, a large union for police officers, tweeted: ‘Please pray for the family of the Terre Haute Police Officer who was shot and killed this afternoon in Indiana.’

‘The violence against our officers MUST STOP. We are Fathers and Mothers, Sons and Daughters, Members of your Community,’ the union tweeted.

Sen. Mike Braun, who represents Indiana, tweeted: ‘Praying for the family of this officer killed in the line of duty today in Terre Haute, the men and women of the Terre Haute Police Department, and all Hoosier law enforcement who every day put their lives on the line to protect the communities they serve.’ 

DailyMail.com has reached out to the Terre Haute Police Department for more information and additional comment. 

The Terre Haute shooting came as three undercover law enforcement officers were shot in Chicago while working on a case around 5:50 a.m., Chicago police Superintendent David Brown said Wednesday during a news conference. 

During that shooting, a Chicago police officer and two agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were wounded but are expected to recover from their injuries.  

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