ISP: Kokomo man dies during officer involved shooting in Wabash County
The following is a news release from Indiana State Police:
ISP Investigating Police Involved Shooting in Wabash County
Wabash County – The Indiana State Police, at the request of the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, is investigating a police involved shooting in which a Kokomo, IN man died.
The preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Josh Rozzi revealed that today, at approximately 4:20 p.m., officers from the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department and the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department responded to a citizen’s tip reporting the location of an alleged Huntington County burglary suspect. That tip led officers to Wabash County Road 400 North near Wabash County Road 500 East.
When deputies arrived, they located the 29-year-old purported male suspect inside a pickup truck that was in a field. Preliminary evidence indicates that the male was armed with a shotgun. At some point, there was an incident that led to three officers from the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department and one officer from the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department allegedly firing gunshots at the 29-year-old man. Despite life saving measures by responding paramedics, the 29-year-old man succumbed to injuries from gunshot wounds.
There were no officers injured in the incident.
This is an ongoing investigation. No further information will be released at this time.
Upon completion of Detective Rozzi’s investigation, information will be forwarded to the Wabash County Prosecutor’s Office for review.