IN police officer fatally shot; suspect also reported dead

06 May, 2018, 00:13 | Author: Jason Torres
  • Terre Haute police officer killed in the line of duty

The death was the first in the line of duty by an officer with the Terre Haute Police Department since July 11, 2011.

Pitts' was removed from the hospital this afternoon at 1:00 and a procession proceeded to DeBaun Funeral Home. We grieve, but stand ready to battle evil and understand that life is precious and shouldn't be taken for granted.

Terre Haute Police Officer Rob Pitts has been identified as the law enforcement officer killed Friday evening in Terre Haute.

Police were investigating a homicide on South 18th Street.

Adamson says Terre Haute police and police from other agencies have a building at surrounded at the Garden Quarter apartment complex and the suspect is believed to be inside.

Gunfire was exchanged and Pitts was shot.

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The suspect's identity wasn't immediately released. "I would just ask that you keep our officer in your thoughts and prayers".

During the standoff officials called the area unsafe and urged residents to avoid it. Watt said state police will conduct an investigation into the events leading up to the fatal shooting.

A vigil is planned Saturday night at the Vigo County Courthouse.

Pitts, though rushed from the site, succumbed to his wounds at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

"The citizens of Terre Haute don't need to worry", says Sheriff Ewing.

About 6:32 p.m., Terre Haute Police Department went to Linwood Street in The Garden Quarter apartment complex as part of their investigation of a local homicide, said Terre Haute Officer Ryan Adamson said.

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