Domestic Disturbance Turns Into Shots Fired

Clay County – Indiana State Police are investigating an overnight shooting on State Road 340 west of Brazil, that claimed the life of a Brazil, Indiana resident.

At approximately 9:00 p.m., February 16, 2020, the Clay County Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting shots fired at 2055 State Road 340 west of Brazil, Indiana. The Brazil City Police Department and Clay County Sheriff’s Department, along with first responders, immediately responded to the residence and upon their arrival found an individual located inside the residence with gunshot wounds.  The individual had already succumbed to injuries.

An autopsy is being performed on the deceased subject today at 1:00 p.m., at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Indiana.

The investigation is being conducted by Indiana State Police Detectives Jason Schoffstall, Don Curtis, and Mike Featherling, with the assistance of Sergeant Sam Stearley, and Crime Scene Technician Brandon Mullen of the Putnamville State Police Post.

Assisting Agency:  Susie’s Place, Brazil Police Department and the Clay County Sheriff’s Department.

Once the investigation is complete, a copy of the report will be forwarded to the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

All criminal defendants are to presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of  law.

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