Suspect killed in overnight officer-involved shooting is identified

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PARKE CO, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — One suspect has died from his injuries after an officer-involved shooting Thursday night in Parke County.

Indiana State Police identified the suspect as Chad Fiscus, 35, of Rockville.

According to Sergeant Matt Ames, Public Information Officer with the Indiana State Police, the Parke County Sheriff’s Department was responding to a domestic call just before 11:15 p.m. on East South Street in Rockville.

Immediately after arriving to the scene, Fiscus began firing shots at deputies.

“The officers took cover. When one of the officers was taking cover he received some superficial wounds. The officer has been moved to a local hospital,” Ames said. “Once upon arriving, with in a minute officers relayed on the radio that officers were being shot at.”

The Deputy’s injuries are being described as non-life threatening. That officer was treated at Union hospital and has been released.

As officers returned fire, they struck the suspect.

“Once struck, medical attention was immediately offered. The suspect was moved to a local hospital,” Ames said.

Fiscus was brought to Union Hospital in Clinton where he died from his injuries.

All Parke County deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave. Indiana State Police will be investigating the incident at the request of the Parke County Sheriff.

“We will be doing the crime scene investigation, we have several deputies on location right now speaking to the witnesses and gathering the information so that way we can gather the information and provide it to the parke co. prosecutors office for a review at a later time.” Ames said.

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