Terre Haute, IN - New and confusing details are emerging from the investigation of a standoff that took place on Terre Haute's northside.
Officials are confirming that on the night of thestandoff, the shooter had made some unusual movements that allowed him to slip uner the radar of hundred of police officers.
The violent standoff between shooter Michael Reynolds and several local police agencies lasted for around 20 hours, before Reynolds was shot dead by SWAT team members.
Reynolds was barricaded inside his home in the 2200 block of 1st Avenue; but in the middle of the night he moved to the 2100 block of 4th Avenue.
Now police are saying, that's not the only movement made that night.
Sergeant Joe Watts of the Indiana State Police says that he had received a tip on Thursday, that Reynolds was spotted at the south Walmart on US 41.
Upon further investigation, he was able to confirm that Reynolds breached the perimeter and stopped at the south Walmart around 3:30 in the morning, and made a general purchase before going back to the house.
Police are conducting an investigation into the timeline of the standoff.
They hope to find out just how Reynolds managed to escape the residence surrounded by police, and travel to and from Walmart without being seen.