Friday Shooting Suspect Identified


UPDATE: An autopsy has been completed on the suspect who has been identified as 21-year-old Chirstopher Wolfe.

His cause of death is listed as a gunshot wound and the manner of death is still under investigation.

A probable cause affidavit reveals new information about the suspect who shot and killed Terre Haute Police Officer Rob Pitts.

The details appear in the probable cause affidavit of Lakrista Julian, a woman who is accused of obstructing justice in the investigation.

The document names the suspect as Christopher Wolfe.

On Friday, investigators learned that Wolfe had allegedly shot and killed Robert Olson, also known as “Paulie”.

Police spotted a vehicle they believed belonged to Wolfe at Loves Gas Station at US 41 and Harlan Drive. Julian was driving and Wolfe was in the passenger seat.

Officers followed the vehicle from the gas station to Garden Quarter Apartments.

Wolfe and Julian exited the vehicle and went into an apartment building on Linwood Street.

Terre Haute Police Officers confronted them shortly after they made entry, according to the affidavit.

That’s when police say Wolfe fired on the officers, fatally shooting Officer Rob Pitts.

Wolfe also sustained a gunshot wound in that exchange and later died.

During the standoff Friday night, Julian exited the building and was taken into police custody to be interviewed.

Police state that Julian changed her story several times while speaking to police, which led to her being charged with obstruction of justice.

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