Man dies after officer-involved shooting in Muncie; ISP investigates


Correction: State police initially provided a different first name for the deceased.

MUNCIE — Indiana State Police are investigating after a deadly officer-involved shooting in Muncie. 

Muncie police were called out just after 2 a.m. Sunday for reports of a suicidal person, whom they found in a car in an alley near 14th and High Street.

When officers approached the car, a man got out of the vehicle “brandishing what appeared to be a Berretta or Sig Sauer style handgun that he pointed directly at an officer,” according to state police. 

When the man continued to point the gun at officers and refused to follow their commands to drop the weapon, police shot him. ISP says the officers administered first aid to the man and EMS took him to the hospital, where he later died. 

The man has been identified as 30-year-old Tylor Christian Warner, of Muncie. 

Investigators examined the gun used by Warner and determined it was a handgun replica-style BB gun. State police say the BB gun did not have any orange pieces or other indicators that it was not a real firearm. ISP says Warner was also had a large, butcher-style kitchen knife.

The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave as the investigation continues. State police say the officers were wearing body cameras, and that footage will be part of the ongoing investigation.

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