Vigo County – Detectives from the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post have been requested by Terre Haute Police Chief Shawn Keen to investigate an officer involved shooting incident that took place on March 6, 2020, at approximately 12:00 a.m. at 6270 Wabash Avenue in Terre Haute, IN.
At approximately 12:00 a.m., officers of the Terre Haute Police Department were conducting a traffic stop at 6270 Wabash Avenue. Shortly after making contact with the driver and passenger in the vehicle, assistance was requested from the first officer, and additional Terre Haute Police officers responded. A physical altercation quickly ensued with the passenger of the vehicle. During this altercation, the subject brandished a firearm. Two officers then discharged their service weapons, resulting in the subject being struck and injured.
Medical assistance was immediately rendered at the scene. The subject was subsequently transported to Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, with non-life threatening injuries, and currently remains hospitalized. One Terre Haute Police officer was transported to Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.
All Terre Haute Police officers involved in this incident have been placed on administrative leave, which is customary in police-involved shootings. Terre Haute Police officers involved in the shooting are Sergeant Adam Loudermilk, fifteen years of service, and Patrol Officer Daniel L. Johnson, three years of service.
The investigation is being conducted by Indiana State Police detectives, Don Curtis and Mike Featherling, with the assistance of Lieutenant Jeff Hearon, First Sergeant Jason Fajt, Sergeant Sam Stearley, CSI Sergeant Brandon Mullen and CSI Sergeant Jim Cody of the Putnamville State Police Post.
This is an active and ongoing Indiana State Police investigation. There is no further information to release at this time. Upon completion of their investigation, Indiana State Police detectives will submit a full report of the incident to the Vigo County Prosecutor’s Office for review and determination of charges filed.
Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.