Henry County Sheriff Richard McCorkle has asked investigators from the Indiana State Police Pendleton District to investigate a police action shooting involving deputies from his department.
Shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, Henry County deputies responded to a house in the 300 block of South Main in the town of Kennard for a report of a domestic situation.
They arrived to find a female victim outside the home with injuries consistent with strangulation and battery, according to a press release from ISP Sgt. John Bowling.
The male suspect, Troy Willey, 50, was in the home he shared with the victim and refused to come out. Officers were advised he was possibly armed.
Henry County SWAT and negotiators were called to the scene, along with ISP troopers and negotiators to assist.
Negotiators had contact with Willey through a window in the home for several hours, but he failed to comply with officers’ requests to exit the home, police said.
Shortly before 5:30 p.m., Henry County SWAT breached a side door in the home and encountered Willey, who was armed with a revolver, standing just inside the door.
Officers ordered him to drop the gun but he refused, and officers were forced to fire, police said, striking Willey.
Officers administered first aid along with EMS standing by. Despite their efforts, Willey succumbed to his injuries at the scene, police said.
On Wednesday evening, Indiana State Police investigators and crime scene technicians were at the scene conducting an investigation into the police action shooting.
When their investigation is completed, it will be handed over to the Henry County prosecutor for his review.