DEVELOPING: Terre Haute Police Officer Murdered - Gunman Armed With Rifle

A Terre Haute, Indiana police officer was murdered Friday evening.

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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Betts122
Betts122

God bless this police officer and may he rest in peace! Thank you sir for your dedication and commitment and your service. May God be with his family during their time of grieving.

Caprice56
Caprice56

Don’t take the POS alive. He doesn’t deserve it. He didn’t respect the officer’s life. He doesn’t deserve his respected. Prayers for the other officers on scene and the fallen officer’s family.

bronx163
bronx163

It just doesnt stop.
Cops are being shot and killed like its national past time.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

May the Officer Rest In Peace and May God comfort his family during their time of morning.

gfc1963
gfc1963

Execute the POS that did this. The police should just shoot scum like this once they have killed a cop.