Shelbyville Man Dies After Police Involved Shooting

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UPDATE: On February 15th, 2017, an autopsy on the remains of Steven Oliger was conducted by Coroner Robbie Stonebraker and Forensic Pathologist Dr. Sozio.

Preliminary results of the autopsy indicate the bullet that struck Oliger was a .223 caliber round fired from the rifle of a Shelbyville Police Officer.

The official autopsy report will not be available for several weeks.

The Indiana State Police continues to investigate the circumstances of this police action shooting.
Chief Wiedner of the Shelbyville Police Department does not wish to release the identity of the involved officers at this point.


In Shelbyville, a man died in a police-involved shooting Tuesday night.

Authorities say local police were called to a home there after a report of gunshots.

State Police say 64 year old Steven Oliger fired a shot toward officers as they approached the house.

According to state police, Oliger fell to the ground after an officer fired back.

He was pronounced dead on the scene from a gunshot wound to the head. Police say it’s not clear if it was a self-inflicted shot or if he was hit by the officer’s bullet.

No officers were hurt, and state police are investigating.

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