Terre Haute officer killed in shooting, suspect dead

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – A police officer has been shot and killed Friday evening in Terre Haute.

According to our partners at WTHI, the officer was shot at the Garden Quarter Apartments just before 6:30 p.m.

That is south of the city just east of US 41 and an Ivy Tech campus.

The suspect was inside of a residence in the complex armed with a rifle. Authorities told people near the scene to stay inside and take shelter.

The officer is reportedly with the Terre Haute Police Department and was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Just after 8:45, ISP said that one female got out of the apartment.

The suspect was taken into custody after 9:15. They later reportedly died.

Terre Haute police announced the name of the fallen officer is Rob Pitts.His name was withheld until Saturday morning and was a 16-year veteran of the department.

The Vigo County coroner told WTHI that she was on the scene of a homicide earlier Friday related to this shooting.

Some police agencies around the area tweeted their support Friday night.

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