UPDATE: Indiana State Police identify fleeing driver killed in officer-involved shooting
UPDATE: Indiana State Police have identified the driver of the Chevy as 33-year-old Dylan Bush of Culver. Police say his family has been notified.
The identity of the Marshall County deputy has yet to be released.
CULVER, Ind. (WNDU) - Indiana State Police continued to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Culver Monday.
It comes after police say a Culver Police officer tried pulling over a suspected drunk driver behind the wheel of a white Chevy sedan.
However, after refusing to pull over, the driver, identified as 33-year-old Dylan Bush of Culver, led police on a 30-minute pursuit throughout Marshall County eventually stopping outside Park’N Shop grocery in the 1100 block of North Shore Drive.
A neighbor, who spoke to 16 News Now off camera, explains what he heard next.
“I was at home and heard several gunshots and a quick succession and then I heard screeching tires. And shortly there after, a whole bunch of squad cars pulling up across the street,” the man said.
According to ISP, a Marshall County deputy stopped his vehicle in front of the Chevy and then exited his vehicle. That’s when police say Bush allegedly drove towards the deputy, pinning him to his cruiser. Moments later, the deputy fired several shots, ultimately striking and killing Bush.
A Park’N Shop employee says she didn’t see what happened but explains Bush had shopped there before.
“I have met him a couple times just being a customer in the store,” Kirsten Dekoker says.
Dekoker says a surveillance camera outside the store did capture the pursuit, but did not catch the encounter between Bush and police in the Park’N Shop parking lot -- a place that stays pretty quiet this time of year.
“It’s just kind of devastating that it came that all this happened in our small community and that someone, unfortunately, had to pass away with what had happened,” Dekoker says.
An autopsy on Bush is expected to be conducted Tuesday morning.
Per protocol, the Marshall County deputy involved has been placed on paid administrative leave as Indiana State Police continues their investigation.
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