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Indiana State Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting in Owensburg Wednesday morning

OWENSBUERG - JULY 20, 2023 - Detectives from the Indiana State Police have been requested by Greene County Sheriff George Dallaire to investigate an officer-involved shooting incident that took place on July 19, 2023, at approximately 10:00 a.m., at 3936 South Old Clifty Road, Owensburg.

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At approximately 10:00 a.m., deputies from the Greene County Sheriff’s Department and a deputy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, were attempting to locate a suspect involved in an earlier shooting that had occurred in the overnight hours in Bloomington, Indiana. Deputies were able to locate the suspect's vehicle at 3936 South Old Clifty Road, near a tent. Upon exiting their vehicles, deputies heard a gunshot fired from the tent and they immediately took cover. A Greene County deputy then fired his department service rifle, towards the tent from which the gunshot was heard. Bloomington Police Department SWAT team was then activated and made entry into the tent finding a deceased male.

The investigation is being conducted by Indiana State Police detectives, Michael Tummer and Matthew Hatchett, with the assistance of Sergeant Chris Fears, and CSI Sergeants Ian Mathews, David Mill, and Eric Russell of the Bloomington State Police Post.

An autopsy of the deceased male will be conducted on Thursday, July 20th.

All deputies involved in this incident have been placed on administrative leave, which is customary in officer-involved shootings.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is conducting a separate investigation into the shooting in Bloomington.

This is an active and ongoing Indiana State Police investigation. There is no further information to release currently.

Upon completion of their investigation, Indiana State Police detectives will submit a full report of the incident to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

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