Warrant Service ends in Officer Involved Shooting

Vanderburgh County- On Monday, at approximately 12:26 PM, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force attempted to serve a felony warrant at a residence in the 200 Block of East Missouri. 

The warrant was issued for a petition to revoke probation for the original charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, both Level 4 Felony offenses, as well as Possession of Paraphernalia as a C Misdemeanor.

Upon making contact with the suspect at the residence, the subject displayed a firearm and threatened deputies. At that time, deputies utilized the Sheriff’s Office Armored Rescue Vehicle and established a perimeter around the residence. During this time the suspect continually displayed the firearm and threatened deputies. The suspect was told multiple times to exit the residence but refused. Sheriff’s Office Crisis Negotiators were also requested and contacted the suspect. For approximately 2 hours, deputies negotiated with the suspect to attempt to get him to peacefully surrender. These negotiations were not successful.

Deputies then introduced chemical mutations into the residence while continuing negotiations. This continued for an additional 2 hours with no success. The Evansville Police Department SWAT team was then requested for assistance. For another 2 hours, attempts were made by the Evansville Police Department to have the suspect surrender peacefully. These efforts were unsuccessful and ended with an officer involved shooting.

The name of the suspect will be released at a later date by the Coroner’s Office once the proper notifications have been made.