CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — One person is dead and several others seriously injured after police say a disagreement over property damage escalated to gunfire.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred in the overnight hours of Saturday, October 1. At approximately 1:51 a.m. 911 dispatchers received a call from a Clay City woman who claimed she had been shot by her boyfriend. First responders found the 54-year-old woman to have multiple gunshot wounds. She was flown to an Indianapolis hospital where she is listed as being in critical condition.
Around the same time, a second 911 call came into dispatch in which dispatchers were informed of two males who were being driven to the hospital with gunshot wounds of their own. Those two pulled into a Pilot gas station along SR 59 to meet with medical staff. During the situation, it was determined that one male, Tim Haydon, 52, of Coal City had died due to his wounds.
The other male, a 23-year-old, also from Coal City was taken by ambulance to a Terre Haute hospital.
Law enforcement says all three were injured in the same incident. While the investigation is ongoing, Chief Deputy Josh Clark said a domestic incident began earlier in the evening during which personal property was damaged. Clark said the two injured men and a third man then went to the woman’s home and were heavily armed as they confronted her about the damage. During the altercation several shots were fired by multiple people, ultimately leaving two injured and one dead.
Multiple agencies assisted in the investigation including Indiana State Police who were called for crime scene investigative services.