2 killed, officer injured at scene of broken down car in southern Indiana


Two people have died after an overnight shooting that occurred in southern Indiana, according to Indiana State Police. The ISP said the shooting happened Monday night near Morgan Elementary School in Palmyra, Harrison County. Carey Huls can be seen in the player below: Troopers say an officer from the Palmyra Police Department was dispatched to a stranded motorist on State Road 135 around 9:30 p.m. The ISP said when the officer arrived, a white Ford Escape was already turned off. the edge of the road. They also said a van with two people pulled over to help as good Samaritans to help with traffic direction or pull the vehicle completely off the road. Shortly after everyone got out of their vehicles, shots were fired and the pinned driver and one of the good Samaritans were hit, according to ISP. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. The stranded driver, Justin Moore, 31, held a license from Owensboro, Kentucky. The Samaritan, Jacob McClanahan, 24, was from Corydon. sergeant. Huls said the investigation is ongoing and they don’t yet know for sure how many weapons were involved, how many shots were fired or who fired the shots. He also did not say whether the house in front of which the broken down car was located was linked to the shooting or not. He said the ISP gets search warrants to properly investigate vehicles and also tries to get any video footage they can find from officers or nearby residents to get a better idea of ​​what’s going on. happened. Autopsies for both victims are scheduled for Wednesday, including standard toxicology reports. Soldiers say the Palmyra officer who responded received minor scratches in connection with the incident and was taken to an area hospital just for evaluation. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Two people have died after a nighttime shooting in southern Indiana, according to Indiana State Police.

ISP said the shooting happened Monday night near Morgan Elementary School in Palmyra, Harrison County.

Another Q&A video with ISP Sgt. Carey Huls can be seen in the player below:


Soldiers say an officer from the Palmyra Police Department was dispatched to a stranded motorist on National Road 135 around 9:30 p.m.

The ISP said when the officer arrived, a white Ford Escape was already on the side of the road. They also said a van with two people pulled over to help as good Samaritans to help with traffic direction or pull the vehicle completely off the road.

Shortly after everyone got out of their vehicles, shots were fired and the pinned driver and one of the good Samaritans were hit, according to ISP.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The stranded driver, Justin Moore, 31, held a license from Owensboro, Kentucky.

The Samaritan, Jacob McClanahan, 24, was from Corydon.

sergeant. Huls said the investigation is ongoing and they don’t yet know for sure how many weapons were involved, how many shots were fired or who fired the shots.

He also did not say whether the house in front of which the broken down car was located was linked to the shooting or not.

He said the ISP gets search warrants to properly investigate vehicles and also tries to get any video footage they can find from officers or nearby residents to get a better idea of ​​what’s going on. happened.

Autopsies on both victims are scheduled for Wednesday, including standard toxicology reports.

Soldiers say the Palmyra officer who responded received minor scratches in connection with the incident and was taken to an area hospital just for evaluation.

This story will be updated as new information becomes available.


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