DEVELOPING: Terre Haute Police Officer Murdered - Gunman Armed With Rifle
Terre Haute, IN - A Terre Haute police officer was murdered Friday evening, according to Tribune Star.
WTHI-TV reports that an "officer down" call went out on the radio at the Garden Quarter apartment complex in Terre Haute on Friday night just before 6:30 p.m.
The officer was shot by a gunman and transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Authorities have the gunman surrounded in Building 81 in the apartment complex. The suspect is barricaded with a rifle.
Neighbors have been told to stay locked inside of their apartments.
Terre Haute PD, Vigo County PD, Indiana State Police, and West Terre Haute PD are on scene.
No other information has been release about the initial shooting.
UPDATE: The suspect has been taken into custody with injuries. The nature and severity of the suspect's injuries have not been released.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the murdered hero and the officers who are hunting his killer.
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