Attorneys: Suspect in Indiana officer’s slaying mentally ill


Investigators work outside of the federal office building following the fatal shooting of Terre Haute Police Det. Greg Ferency on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Terre Haute, Ind. A suspected gunman left the scene and drove himself to a hospital, where he underwent surgery for his wounds, said Paul Keenan, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Indianapolis office. (Joseph C. Garza/The Tribune-Star via AP)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Attorneys for a man accused of fatally shooting a western Indiana police officer during an ambush outside an FBI field office say he has a history of mental health conditions.

Shane Meehan appeared Friday in the federal courthouse in Terre Haute, where his legal counsel said he has been diagnosed by doctors with several health conditions, including post-concussion syndrome, a traumatic brain injury, a seizure disorder, Parkinson’s disease, and chronic pain syndrome. They said he was placed on permanent medical leave from his position at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute due to his medical history and that he had previously been hospitalized related to suicidal ideations.

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