What’s Next in the Terre Haute Standoff Investigation?


A shooting and police standoff in Terre Haute may now be over, but the investigation is just beginning.

That shooting spanned two days over a 20 hour period.

However, because it includes three locations, officials will be investigating for some time.

On Monday, two people where shot at a house on Putnam Avenue.

One of them has died.

Then, the suspected gunman had a shootout with officials last night at a house on First Avenue, then again around noon on Tuesday, at a house on Fourth Avenue, where he was killed.

At a news conference, officials say they’re conducting two simultaneous investigations one on First Avenue and the other on Fourth Avenue.

While officials try to determine a motive, they say residents near the crime scenes will experience some inconveniences.

If you have to pass through our crime scene, you will not be allowed to go home.  You’re gonna have to wait it out,” says Sgt. Joe Watts with Indiana State Police.

Officials say officers will be in the crime scene neighborhoods questioning residents about what they heard and saw.

And once all evidence is collected, the cases will be turned over to Vigo County Prosecutors Office.

Officials believe they know the suspected gunman’s identity, but won’t release it until he’s positively identified and next of kin is notified.

In Tuesday’s news conference, Police Chief John Plasse said the male victim in the Putnam Street shooting told officers the man who shot him was Michael Reynolds. However, police are still working to confirm whether Reynolds was the suspect in the standoff.

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