Officer Involved Shooting Claims Life of Suspect in LaRue

Written by on December 20, 2022

An officer involved shooting claimed the life of a suspect in LaRue this (Tuesday) morning.

According to a release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Marion County Special Response Team executed a search warant at the home of a suspected methamphetamine dealer.

When officers and deputies arrived, the suspect fled his house on foot and walked to the nearby railroad tracks.

He is said to have been armed with at least three semiautomatic handguns and was screaming at police while walking down the tracks.

After the man refused to drop the gun and give himself up peacefully, officers deployed a K-9, however the suspect opened fire and began shooting at the K-9 and towards police.

Officers returned fire and hit the suspect.

They rendered first aid at the scene, but the suspect later died after being transported to the hospital.

Special Response Team members were wearing their body cameras, and the footage will be turned over to Bureau of Criminal Investigation, which is in charge of the investigation.

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