At the request of the Muncie Police Chief, the Indiana State Police is investigating an overnight police involved shooting.
This morning, at 2:09, officers from the Muncie Police Department were dispatched to report of a suicidal person. Originally officers were not able to locate the person in question, however 20 minutes later the person was located in an alley in the area of 14th Street and S. High Street in Muncie. During their encounter with the person the officers discharged their weapons wounding the person. The person shot was transported to the hospital where they were pronounced deceased a short time later.
Investigators recovered a plastic BB gun and a knife at the scene. The details of this incident are still under investigation. The identity of the person shot is being withheld at this time to allow for notification to next of kin. The officers involved have been placed on administrative duty.
Indiana State Police Detectives are being assisted by the Muncie Police Department and the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office.