Southeastern Indiana officer fatally shoots man, police later find dead woman

Crime
Officer involved shooting

Indiana State Police said a Lawrenceburg police officer was called to investigate a domestic disturbance around 3 a.m. Once the officer was engaged by a naked man holding a knife in the hallway of the apartment complex, he shot him.

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (AP) — Police say a southeastern Indiana police officer fatally shot a knife-wielding man early Saturday after he confronted the officer at an apartment complex where a woman’s body was later found.

Indiana State Police said a Lawrenceburg police officer was called to investigate a domestic disturbance around 3 a.m. Once the officer was engaged by a naked man holding a knife in the hallway of the apartment complex, he shot him.

The man was later identified as 33-year-old Brandon Evans. After attempting to administer aid to Evans, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

While searching the inside of the apartments officers located 37-year-old Staci Coyne’s dead body. The investigation determined that Coyne was the victim of a homicide. 

According to police, investigators believe the two incidents were connected and that Evans and Coyne knew each other. 

Detectives also discovered that Evans had allegedly entered a different apartment in the building and caused damage inside the unoccupied apartment prior to officers arriving on scene.   

The investigation is ongoing.

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