Officer shoots, kills gun-wielding man at Indiana truck stop

Officer involved shooting reported at Love's Truck Stop in Memphis, Indiana

MEMPHIS, Ind. (WAVE) – A man armed with a gun was killled when an officer shot him at a truck stop in southern Indiana on Tuesday.

The shooting happened at about noon at the Love’s Travel Stop, located at 13615 Blue Lick Road off Interstate 65, Indiana State Police Sgt. Carey Huls said.

Huls said Charlestown police received a report about a missing man, identified as Stephen E. Fischer, 62, Charlestown, in the area of the truck stop.

Officers from multiple law-enforcement agencies responded to the truck stop, Huls said. A witness told WAVE 3 News’ David Mattingly that at one point, the man was holding a gun to his head.

Huls said that eventually, Fischer fired his gun into the pavement of the parking lot.

Officers on scene attempted using less-than-lethal options; however, they were unsuccessful, and at one point in the encounter, at least one officer fired upon and struck Fischer. Officers immediately rendered first-aid before Fischer was rushed to University Hospital. He later died there.

It’s still unclear which responding officer fired the shot. It’s also unclear which agency they are employed by.

No officers were injured.

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Posted by WAVE 3 News on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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