A Jackson County man was shot and killed by police during an incident Wednesday morning outside the Brownstown Police Station.
Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, spokesman for the Indiana State Police, says that 53-year-old Barry Rucker, of Brownstown, was shot by police responding to a report of domestic disturbance outside the station at Poplar and Walnut streets at about 8 in the morning.
Rucker was arguing with a woman when two officers from the Brownstown Police arrived and during a dispute with the officers, Rucker pulled a gun. Both officers fired at least once and Rucker was struck by at least one of the bullets.
Jackson County deputies arrived on the scene and along with the Brownstown officers provided first aid to Rucker until paramedics arrived and took him to Schneck Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Streets around the police station were closed down for about 8 hours during the investigation. Brownstown Community Schools were briefly locked down during the incident, until it was determined that there was no threat to any of the schools, Wheeles says.
Neither the woman nor the involved officers have been identified.