TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – A police officer has been shot and killed Friday evening in Terre Haute.
According to our partners at WTHI, the officer was shot at the Garden Quarter Apartments just before 6:30 p.m.
That is south of the city just east of US 41 and an Ivy Tech campus.
The suspect was inside of a residence in the complex armed with a rifle. Authorities told people near the scene to stay inside and take shelter.
The officer is reportedly with the Terre Haute Police Department and was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
Just after 8:45, ISP said that one female got out of the apartment.
The suspect was taken into custody after 9:15. They later reportedly died.
Terre Haute police announced the name of the fallen officer is Rob Pitts.His name was withheld until Saturday morning and was a 16-year veteran of the department.
The Vigo County coroner told WTHI that she was on the scene of a homicide earlier Friday related to this shooting.
Some police agencies around the area tweeted their support Friday night.
The IMPD family stands with @THPolice1, as the news has broke that the officer has succumbed to their injuries. We are saddened by the loss of one close to home. Please say a prayer for the officer’s family, friends, and law enforcement family as they navigate tragedy. #LODD pic.twitter.com/51FFotC5vE
— IMPD (@IMPDnews) May 5, 2018
Tonight, please keep Terre Haute Police in your thoughts as one of their officers was killed in the line of duty today. pic.twitter.com/HjO2B0cBgr
— Southport Police (@SouthportPD) May 5, 2018