Greensburg, IN- On November 16, 2020 at approximately 08:23 hours, Greensburg officers overheard radio traffic in reference to a barricaded subject in Batesville, Indiana that had fired shots at a Batesville officer and requested assistance from surrounding agencies.
Two officers from the Greensburg Police Department responded to the area of Bridlewood trace, in Batesville to assist. During the standoff, the suspect continued to fire multiple rounds.
At approximately 11:28 hours, the suspect exited the residence with a firearm and began walking towards officers with the firearm pointed in their direction. Fearing for their safety, officers discharged their firearms striking the male suspect.
Due to the nature of the incident, a supervisor with the Greensburg Police Department had arrived on scene as the incident had ended.
Greensburg Police Chief Brendan Bridges was immediately made aware that an officer with the Greensburg Police Department had discharged his firearm at the suspect. Chief Bridges later learned that the suspect had been pronounced deceased at the scene. Once the scene was secured, the Greensburg officer that had discharged his firearm was placed on administrative leave, pending an internal investigation of the incident. The Indiana State Police took over the investigation of the officer involved shooting portion of the incident.
At the conclusion of the internal investigation and firearms review board, a decision was made that the officer involved in the shooting had followed all proper procedures and policies during the incident.
The name of the officer was not released due to an outside agency conducting the investigation of the shooting. Any further information on this investigation will be released by the Ripley County Prosecutors’ office or The Indiana State Police.
All media questions can be directed to the Ripley County Prosecutors’ Office.