A Salem man was pronounced dead last night after being shot and taken to St. Vincent Hospital in Salem. 

Dead is Michael T. Chastain of Salem. Police did not release his age or address. 

According to Indiana State Police detectives, at approximately 6:32 PM on Monday, Washington County 911 received a phone call regarding a shooting at 7783 S. Organ Springs Road in Salem. 

Washington County Sheriff’s Department responded and found that Chastain had been shot in the front yard of that address. 

The investigation yielded that Chastain showed up at that address and drove through the front yard. 

He ultimately exited his vehicle and grabbed the homeowner and forced him to the ground. 

Police did not provide the names of the homeowners. 

Chastain then pulled a weapon and pointed it at the homeowner’s head. 

The homeowner’s wife noticed this from inside the residence.  She then grabbed her handgun and exited the house and ultimately shot Chastain. 

Chastain was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Salem where he was pronounced dead.

Chastain’s family has been notified.

Leading Agency – Indiana State Police

Lead Officer – Master Trooper Detective Travis Baker

Assisting Agencies – Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County EMS, and Washington County Coroner’s Office

This case will ultimately be turned over to the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office.