Identity of man shot by ISP released

The identity of a man who was shot and killed last week by an Indiana State Police trooper assisting Brown County deputies has been released.

Terry Edwards, 59, of Indianapolis, was shot and killed by ISP Senior Trooper Josh Watson just after 11:30 a.m. May 27.

He was pointing a long gun at state police at a home in the 100 block of West Gimber Street on the southwest side of Indianapolis, police said.

Members of an Indiana State Police SWAT team were serving a search warrant, aiding the Brown County Sheriff’s Department in an investigation about a suspect who was believed to have fired multiple gunshots into a Brown County home on May 7, state police said.

Deputy Greg Pittman, the public information officer for the sheriff’s department, said Edwards was under investigation by Sgt. Mike Moore for criminal recklessness with a firearm on Bittersweet Road.

The dispatch log from May 7 shows that three officers were called to the 6100 block of Bittersweet Road for “shots fired” just before 11 p.m.

“At this point, he’s just a suspect, because Moore is still collecting evidence,” Pittman said of Edwards.

Detectives were searching for guns, shotgun shells and a cellphone at the Gimber Street address.

When officers knocked and announced their purpose to serve a search warrant, there was no answer, state police said.

Before entering, the officers were confronted by Edwards with a long gun, state police said. Edwards was told to put the gun down, but instead raised the gun toward Watson, who shot the armed suspect.

Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene.

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