Officer Rob Pitts was one of four LEOs who were fired on when they approached an apartment complex to confront a murder suspect
Duty Death: Rob Pitts
- [Terre Haute, Indiana]
End of Service: 05/04/2018
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A 16-year veteran of the Terre Haute Police Department has been identified as the officer killed in a shootout Friday night.
The (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star reports
that Rob Pitts was one of four officers who were fired on when they
approached an apartment complex to confront a murder suspect about 6:30
Return fire injured the suspect. He then barricaded
himself inside until special-response team officers entered at 9:20 p.m.
Police later declared the suspect dead but have not identified him.
Pitts was rushed from the site but died at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
spokesman Ryan Adamson said in a statement that Pitts is “deeply
missed, but we are grateful for the time we had with him.”
A prayer vigil at the Vigo County Courthouse was planned.