Homicide Investigation Currently Underway in Brazil

At approximately 12AM Friday morning, the Brazil Police Department responded to a 911 call from a male stating he had been shot. Upon arrival officers discovered the victim unresponsive in his Noble Street home. Eric Hutton, 27, of Brazil, was transported via ambulance to St. Vincent/Clay Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The Brazil Police Department requested assistance from the Indiana State Police, and interviews were conducted, leading to the discovery of a suspected person of interest. At approximately 1:15 PM this afternoon, officers located the person of interest at a West Central Avenue apartment in Brazil. The perimeter was secured by officers as they attempted to convince the man to come out of the residence. The individual appeared at a window, momentarily showing has hands, before closing the curtains. Within moments a single gunshot was heard from within the apartment. Upon entering the apartment, officers discovered one male with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The wounded suspect was transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital with life threatening injuries. This is an ongoing investigation. Brazil Police Department was assisted Friday by the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, DNR, the Coroner’s office, and ISP Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators.

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