1 dead following police-involved shooting in Brownstown

A shooting involving police occurred Wednesday morning outside of the Brownstown Police Dept. (Source: ISP)
Officer-involved shooting
Officer-involved shooting

BROWNSTOWN, Ind. (WTHR) — One person has died following a police-involved shooting in Browntown on Wednesday morning.

Barry Rucker (Source: Jackson County Sherriff/WAVE)

Police have identified that person as Barry Rucker, 53.

They say he and a woman were involved in a domestic incident outside of the police station.

Two Brownstown police officers intervened and tried to take the man into custody.

That's when Indiana State Police say Rucker pulled a small handgun.

The Brownstown officers then pulled their guns and shot Rucker.

He was taken to the hospital in Seymour where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

The officers were not injured.

13 Investigates looked into Rucker's criminal history and found there was a pre-trial conference Tuesday morning for domestic battery by means of a deadly weapon. He was also facing a charge of intimidation in that case dating back to November.

There was another domestic battery charge from March 2018, where Rucker was sentenced to one year. Three hundred fifty-five days were suspended though and he only spent 10 days in jail.