One Shot in Police-Involved Shooting in Charlestown

One Shot in Police-Involved Shooting in Charlestown


After responding to a domestic disturbance at a Charlestown resident, the Clark County Sheriff’s Department is reporting an adult male has been shot multiple times, with at least some of those coming from officers who returned fire.

At approximately 10:23 p.m, on October 25, 2020 the Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance on Vienna Rd in Charlestown, Indiana.

Charlestown Police Department assisted and was first to arrive on the scene.

Upon Charlestown Police’s arrival, the suspect began firing gunshots at officers, at which time officers returned gunfire.

The suspect then retreated into the residence and was later located inside the residence by SWAT.

The suspect has sustained multiple gunshot wounds.  

During the initial investigation, it was revealed the suspect arrived at the residence to confront a former companion of his, who was currently residing at the residence with her parents.

A confrontation took place, which led to the suspect shooting the ex companions mother.

The husband of the gunshot victim had also fired a firearm at the suspect.

This investigation is still actively ongoing, and no other details can be released at this time.

At this stage of the investigation, it is unclear who’s gunfire struck the suspect.

Both the suspect and victim are currently receiving medical treatment, and their status is to be considered serious and severe.  

Nothing further can be released at this time.