Terre Haute Police Officer Killed in Terre Haute Identified

Terre Haute police officer fatally shot

The death is the first in the line of duty by an officer with the Terre Haute Police Department since July 11, 2011.

The name of the is Rob Pitts. The route will be southbound on 7th St to westbound Springhill Rd. We grieve, but stand ready to battle evil and understand that life is precious and shouldn't be taken for granted.

A police officer was shot to death Friday evening at a western IN apartment complex, and officers surrounded a building where they believed suspect remains barricade. Authorities did not reveal when the homicide under investigation occurred.

Terre Haute police Chief John Plasse said the suspect was wounded in the ensuing standoff with officers from the city and other agencies, then barricaded himself inside the building.

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Gunfire was exchanged and Pitts was shot.

Terre Haute police spokesman Ryan Adamson says the city officer's investigation of a homicide led him to the Garden Quarter apartment complex on the city's west side. At that time, the name of the suspect is expected to be released. According to Sgt. Joe Watts with Indiana State Police, one female did leave the apartment. "I would just ask that you keep our officer in your thoughts and prayers".

When the state police investigation is complete, it will be submitted to the Vigo County Prosecutor's Office for review.

Pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr at Terre Haute Regional Hospital completed the autopsy and concluded a single gunshot wound to head killed Pitts.

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