Police shoot Batesville man following 4-hour standoff
The lives of a family at Batesville are forever changed following a four-hour standoff with police that led to the death of a man who lived at a residence on Bridlewood Trace Road.
According to Sgt. Stephen Wheeles of the Indiana State Police an investigation is underway following an officer involved shooting that occurred at the Batesville residence on Monday, Nov. 16. The incident began around 8 a.m.. when the Batesville Police Department responded to a disturbance at Bridlewood Trace Road.
When they arrived officers were able to get an adult female and three children out of the home.
As an officer attempted to make contact with the man, who was inside the garage, a shot was fired by the suspect in the direction of the officer. The officer received minor injuries when he was struck by debris caused by the shot. Sgt. Wheeles noted that a perimeter was then set up around the residence.
Officers from a number of agencies responded, along with the Indiana State Police SWAT Team and Hostage Negotiation Team. Police made brief contact with the man inside, who was the homeowner. A little after 11 a.m. additional shots were fired by the man inside. At 11:30 a.m. the suspect came out of the garage with a handgun. That’s when officers fired their weapons, striking him at least once.
Immediate medical attention was rendered by officers. Batesville EMS, who was already on the scene, immediately began providing care and transported the man to Margaret Mary Health in Batesville where he passed away as a result of the injuries received.
The incident is under investigation by detectives from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post. The autopsy and toxicology results are pending and police have still not released the man’s name.