State police SWAT

Tribune-Star/Joseph C. Garza

Indiana State Police troopers secure a home where the suspect in a Monday homicide holed up. About 12: p.m. today, the man emerged armed and wearing body armor and made a threatening gesture toward troopers, who shot him. He died at the scene. 

Here is a timeline of the shooting death about 4 p.m. Monday at 2124 Putnam Street in Terre Haute and the resulting standoff that followed Monday night and Tuesday morning  on First Avenue and Fourth Avenue. With the exception of the initial entry, times are approximate.


4:06 p.m. Dispatchers receive reports of shots fired at 2124 Putnam Street, Terre Haute. Wounded male victim gives police a suspect's name and says the man is driving a gold-colored car. Female victim, identified as 40-year-old Amanda Kerns, is found in a bedroom. Both are taken to Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Kerns is pronounced dead. Police say the man is in critical condition.

Vigo County coroner Susan Amos said Kerns died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen from the multiple gunshots she received.

4:30 p.m. Police locate a gold-colored Saturn behind 2214 First Avenue. As officers approach the house, multiple rounds are fired from the house at police, who return fire. There is periodic gunfire for about two hours. A police sniper shoots and wounds suspect with a bullet fired through an exterior wall.

11 p.m. THPD fires tear gas into the First Avenue house. Robot sent into house; robot locates suspect inside. Robot is somehow disabled by suspect.


Sometime around midnight: Suspect exits First Avenue house through an east side basement window and makes his way to a house about two blocks away at 2123 Fourth Avenue.


Midnight: THPD fires another round of tear gas into First Avenue house.

1:30 a.m. Indiana State Police Central Response Team arrives at First Avenue scene to relieve THPD officers.

6 a.m. ISP South Response Team arrives to relieve, supplement Central team and maintain perimeter on First Avenue.

9:30 a.m. A tipster approaches police at their command center on Second Avenue at 22nd Street to report suspect has moved to house at 2123 Fourth Avenue.

9:30 to 11 a.m. Police cordon, including armored vehicles, expands to include Fourth Avenue house. Police make contact with people who had been inside Fourth Avenue house with the suspect, but those people have moved to a different location and left the suspect inside.

12:10 p.m. Suspect exits house wearing dark clothing, body armor and carrying weapon. Police say he makes a threatening gesture or gestures toward ISP team. Troopers fire six to nine times. Suspect is hit and dies at the scene. His identity has yet to be released, other than the city police chief identifying him as "Mikey Reynolds"  once during a news conference.  

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Lisa Trigg has been a reporter at the Tribune-Star since 2009. With more than 30 years of newspaper experience, she now covers general news with a focus on crime and courts.

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