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Shelbyville man shot, killed following standoff

Posted at 10:35 PM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 22:35:11-04

SHELBYVILLE -- Shelbyville Police shot and killed a man Sunday morning after he shot at a police tactical vehicle and pointed his gun at officers following a standoff that started Saturday night, according to a press release from the Indiana State Police. 

A Shelbyville police officer responded to a house in the 800 block of West Washington St. around 8:20 p.m. Saturday night for a citizen dispute. 

As the officer was preparing to leave the home, a man appeared on the porch with a hand gun and was waving it. He then ran back inside. The officer requested more officers to the scene. 

Police tried to communicate with the man using a loud speaker and cell phone with no response. Officers then used a remote control robot that allowed officers to listen and talk to the suspect, but the suspect shot it twice with a long gun and disabled it, according to the press release. 

Just before 5:30 a.m., the man came out of a door and fired two shots from a hand gun at a Shelbyville Police tactical vehicle and then pointed the gun at officers. Officers from the Shelbyville Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff's Department then shot him. 

The man was transported to Major Hospital in Shelbyville where he was pronounced dead. 

Police identified the suspect Monday as 56-year-old Jerrald Wright, of Shelbyville.

The Indiana State Police will be conducting an investigation into the shooting.