Evansville Carjacking Followed by High-Speed Chase, Officer-Involved Shooting

Police say a man driving a car that was stolen from Evansville led officers on a high-speed chase early Sunday morning before firing a handgun at them several times.

Posted: Sep 28, 2020 2:42 PM
Updated: Sep 29, 2020 10:37 AM

According to Indiana State Police, a carjacking incident in Evansville led to a high-speed chase early Sunday morning that ended in a shootout in Vermillion County just north of Clinton, Indiana.

ISP says a vehicle was seen speeding around 4:22 a.m. on Sunday by a Vigo County Sheriff's Deputy. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, at which point a pursuit began that reached speeds of 120 MPH.

Officers from multiple agencies were able to get ahead of the chase and deploy a tire deflation device. The vehicle fleeing from the sheriff's deputy struck the deflation device, flattening the driver-side tires. 

According to ISP, the person in the pursued vehicle began shooting at officers through the rear window at that time, striking one officer's vehicle.

The driver continued to flee from officers on deflated tires, ISP said, until eventually losing control and leaving the roadway.

After that, ISP says the subject exited the vehicle with a handgun, refused to release the handgun, and fired at officers. Several officers then discharged their service weapons, resulting in the subject being struck and injured.

ISP says the driver was immediately given medical assistance at the scene before being taken to Union Hospital in Clinton by an ambulance and then flown to Indianapolis for further care.

The driver was identified by police as 23-year-old Omaree Shay Roby of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ISP says further investigation revealed that Roby was driving a stolen vehicle from Evansville, where he's accused of committing a carjacking by forcing an individual out of the vehicle with a gun.

According to ISP, the investigation into the incident is active and ongoing, and no further information is available for release at this time.

All officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave, which is customary in officer-involved shootings. 

Agencies involved in this incident are Vigo County Sheriff's Department, Vermillion County Sheriff's Department, Parke County Sheriff’s Department, Cayuga Town Marshall, West Terre Haute Police Department, Clinton Police Department, Rockville Police Department, and Clinton Police Department.

Under the law, criminal charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.



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