The Kokomo man killed Wednesday in a police shooting has been identified.
Travis D. Tucker, 29, is the man who died in an officer-related shooting in Wabash County Wednesday, according to a Friday press release from the Indiana State Police.
At about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, the Wabash County Sheriff's Department and the Huntington County Sheriff's Department responded to a tip for the location of a man suspected of committing a burglary in Huntington County, the release states. The tip lead police to Wabash County Road 400 North near Wabash County Road 500 East where police found Tucker inside a pickup truck that was parked in a field.
After some kind of "incident," the press release states, four officers shot at Tucker. The Kokomo man later died of gunshot wounds.
ISP, in a release, said a preliminary investigation revealed Tucker was armed with a shotgun, though it doesn't state whether or not Tucker fired at officers. No officers were injured in the shooting.
The names of the officers involved in the shooting have not yet been made public. The ISP is conducting the ongoing investigation.
According to the Wabash Plain Dealer, Wabash County Sheriff Robert Land said the department’s dash cams were not activated during the shooting
“All dash cams are automatically activated upon initiating the emergency light system,” Land told the Plain Dealer. “On (Wednesday’s) incident, vehicles were not in a position to record the incident.”
The Wabash County Sherrif’s Department does not use body cameras, according to the Plain-Dealer.
The Plain-Dealer also reported Terry Stoffel, Huntington County sheriff, declined to comment on whether dash cams were in use in Huntington County vehicles.