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Here is what we know about the suspect in the killing of a Terre Haute officer

Shane Meehan retired from the Terre Haute Federal Penitentiary and then worked at UPS before a run for mayor of Terre Haute.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind — Shane Meehan, 44, is charged with the murder of a federal agent in the ambush killing of Officer Greg Ferency July 7 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The FBI said Meehan arrived while Ferency was inside the federal building. According to court documents, Meehan first threw a Molotov Cocktail toward the building. Shortly after, Ferency came outside. Meehan was allegedly already holding a gun, pointed it at Ferency and shot him. The court documents go on to say Ferency was able to fire back to defend himself but later died.

An agent inside the office heard the shots, came out and got into a gun battle with Meehan. Meehan was reportedly hit twice and managed to get to his truck and drive to the hospital. He underwent surgery for his wounds and was later taken into custody. He is being monitored at the hospital by federal agents. A special agent with the FBI said he can not yet say if Meehan was familiar with Ferency. 

While searching Meehan's truck, investigators found a gun along with three Molotov Cocktails and additional ammunition. The FBI also searched his home and collected evidence.

Credit: WTHR
Shane Meehan's home was searched and evidence collected after he allegedly shot and killed a Terre Haute police officer.

The FBI said Meehan will face federal charges as it happened on federal property and have not yet determined the motive.

According to WTWO, Meehan is a father of three. He retired from the Terre Haute Federal Penitentiary and then worked at UPS.

13News has learned Meehan ran for mayor of Terre Haute in 2019 but lost. 13News was also able to obtain a mugshot of Meehan from a 2013 trespassing and criminal intoxication arrest. His charges were dismissed in Marion County because he went into diversion.

Credit: Indianapolis Metro Police Department
Shane Meehan was arrested in 2013 for trespassing and criminal intoxication in Marion County.

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