RICHMOND, Ind. (WTHR) – Indiana State Police are investigating a shooting incident involving Richmond police.
Just before 11 a.m. Sunday, an officer was sitting in his car, on the phone, in the Richmond City Building parking lot when a reckless vehicle pulled into the lot and close to the officer’s vehicle.
According to ISP, a man inside the car began yelling at the officer “Kill me, shoot me."
Investigators say the officer called for assistance and began slowly driving away from the suspect’s vehicle across the lot. A two-man car was nearby and arrived on the scene to assist.
The two-man car stopped about 60 feet from the suspect’s vehicle and the two officers got out of their car. The suspect got out of his vehicle shouting "Kill me, shoot me,” and began stabbing himself with a knife, according to investigators.
When officers began giving verbal commands to the man, he charged at them with the knife in a threatening manner shouting “Shoot me, kill me.”
Officers continued to shout verbal commands as the man got closer to them. As the suspect got around 10 feet away fromt them, the officer was forced to shoot the suspect.
The suspect fell to the ground and officers immediately began administering first aid and summoned EMS.
The suspect, Brian Sherer, 34 of Centerville, was taken to Reid Health Hospital, then flown by medical helicopter to a hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He is expected to survive his injuries.
No other information was released. The investigation is ongoing.