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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 5:20 pm

Indiana man in police standoff slipped away, went shopping

Associated Press

 

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – State Police say a western Indiana shooting suspect involved in a two-day standoff slipped away from a home undetected and went shopping before a tactical team caught up with him and fatally shot him.

Sgt. Joe Watts says video from a Terre Haute Walmart shows 36-year-old Michael R. Reynolds there about 3:30 a.m. on March 6.

Watts told the Tribune-Star that investigators believe they know what Reynolds purchased but they're not disclosing it.

After learning Reynolds was at a second home about three blocks from the first, a state police tactical team fatally shot him about midday March 6 when he stepped outside and made threatening gestures toward officers. The standoff had begun about 20 hours earlier.

Reynolds was suspected of killing an ex-girlfriend and wounding a man.

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Information from: Tribune-Star.