The person of interest in a shooting on Friday in Brazil has died, according to Indiana State Police Trooper B.J. Patterson.
An autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon by Dr. Roland Kohr at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
One dead, another gravely injured in Brazil shooting
A Brazil man was shot to death Friday and another man was hospitalized with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Eric Wayne Hutton II, 27, was pronounced dead at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil, following the 12:04 a.m. shooting at a home in the 900 block of Noble Street.
Police had not released the identity of the second man, whom they say shot himself about 1:15 p.m. Friday when located by police at an apartment in the 600 block of West Central Avenue in Brazil.
He was being treated at Terre Haute Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Shortly after midnight, officers responding to a call from a man who said he’d been shot found Hutton on the ground outside the Noble Street home. He was taken to St. Vincent/Clay Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Brazil and Indiana State Police officers then identified the second man as a “person of interest” and located him. Police said they secured the area around the apartment he was in and tried to get him to come out.
The man briefly appeared at a window and showed both hands, but then closed the curtain. Moments later, police heard a single gunshot, according to state police.
Upon entering the apartment, officers found the man on the floor with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
At no time did officers discharge their firearms, ISP said.
Brazil Police Chief Clint McQueen said Friday that while the connection between the two men was not certain, the shooting does appear to have resulted from a dispute between the two.
Crime scene investigators were using metal detectors to check the area around Noble Street and the intersection Hoosier Street. McQueen said investigators were simply being thorough in their documentation of the scene and the search for possible evidence.
An autopsy on Hutton was conducted Friday, McQueen said, but no information was immediately available from that examination. The investigation continues.
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