An Indian State Police offer has been been shot and killed on Sunday morning in Elwood while he was conducting a traffic stop. The police are investigating the shooting and have reportedly caught the suspect. Read on to know more about the police officer and the culprit in the shooting.
The unfortunate incident happened just after 2 AM on Sunday in Elwood. It’s about 80 miles southwest of Fort Wayne. The police officer was conducting a traffic stop near the intersection when the shooter came out of his vehicle and fired multiple shots.
He then flew away as several other police officers arrived at the scene. The victim was then taken to the local medical facility for treatment where he was announced dead.
Elwood, Indiana Police Officer Shooting: What Happened?
An Indiana Police Officer has been shot and killed while he was conducting a traffic stop in Elwood. The deceased was near the intersection of State Road 37 and County Road 1100N. The suspect then got off his car for an unknown reason and fired multiple bullets.
The police officer was then shot and the suspect flew from the scene. The police began chasing the suspect as his Buick didn’t stop and continued southbound on State Road 37. The victim officer was taken by ambulance to Ascension St. Vincent Mercy in Elwood and later flown by helicopter to an Indianapolis area hospital.
He was pronounced dead upon arrival. The exact cause of death isn’t specified but it’s likely due to the loss of too much blood and fatal bullet injuries. Before he was taken to the medical facility, officers from Elwood Police Department and Madison County Sheriff’s Department have him live-saving aid.
How was the Suspect caught after shooting Police Officer?
According to ISP, officers continued chasing the suspect’s 2012 Buick LaCrosse from State Road 37 and 146th Street to I-69. The Fishers Police Department conducted two precision immobilization techniques.
After the second PIT, the Buick stuck in the median barrier wall and became immobilized. This allowed the police officers to catch him and take him into custody. The incident is currently being investigated and more details will be available soon.
Who was the Indiana Police Officer Shot in Elwood?
The identity of the Indiana Police Officer hasn’t been revealed yet. He worked for Elwood police, 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis. The reason why he was shot dead on Sunday is also unknown at the moment.
A donation page has been set up to support the deceased police officer’s family. Multiple recognitions and relief campaigns have also been announced.
Who shot the Indiana Police Officer in Elwood?
The police also kept the identity of the suspect hidden initially. Now, Chief Deputy Prosecutor Andrew Hanna revealed him as Carl Roy Webb Boards II of Anderson. He is 42 years- old and transported to the Hamilton County jail.
Hanna also confirmed that he’ll be charged with murder with a firearm enhancement as a habitual offender. It’s also revealed that the culprit has a previous criminal record. It includes a conviction in 2006 for firing a gun at Indianapolis officers.
The Police are investigating the cause of the Elwood Police Officer Shooting
The investigation of the shooting of the Elwood police officer is undergoing right now. According to ISP, it is an active and ongoing case. At its completion, it’ll be turned over to the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office.
“You go from being prayerful to being angry,” Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger stated in n statement to The Herald Bulletin.
“Prayers. Senseless act. Please join us in holding up Elwood PD’s officers and their families,” the Sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook.
This is the second incident in which an Elwood police officer was killed in the line of duty, and the first in over 90 years. Willard S. VanHorn was shot dead in July 1932 while responding to a burglary.
Our condolences go out to the unfortunate police officer. May God grant strength to his family in the tough times.
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