Kokomo man dead after officer-involved shooting in Wabash County

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WABASH COUNTY, Ind. – An officer-involved shooting in Wabash County left a Kokomo man dead Wednesday.

Indiana State Police say the 29-year-old man, later identified as Travis Tucker, was an alleged burglary suspect out of Huntington County.

Officers from the Wabash County and Huntington County sheriff’s offices began investigating at about 4:20 p.m. after receiving a tip regarding the suspect’s location.

When officers came in contact with the suspect on Wabash CR 400 N near Wabash CR 500 E, police said the man was inside a pickup truck in a field.

They said, “preliminary evidence indicates that the male was armed with a shotgun.”

At some point, police say there was an incident that led to three Wabash County officers and one Huntington County officer to fire shots at the suspect. The man then succumbed to his injuries.

No officers were injured in the incident. This is an ongoing investigation.

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