Authorities have released the names of those involved on a shooting incident that too place in a Huntingburg park Tuesday afternoon.
Indiana State Police say at around 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, an officer with the Huntingburg Police Department received a message through social media from 27-year old Zachary Tyler Peek of Huntingburg, requesting that they meet at League Stadium on the south side of town.
Concerned by the nature of the message, and knowing that the Department had been to recent calls for service with Peek, the responding officer requested that a supervisor go with him to meet Peek.
After arriving in a parking lot on the east side of League Stadium, Officers Tyler Stivers, Tim Mullens, and Christian Gogel found Peek standing in the middle of the parking lot, holding what appeared to be a revolver.
Sgt. Philip Hensley is with the Indiana State Jasper Post. He says multiple commands were given by officers for the male to place the weapon on the ground, to which he refused to do. Hensley says the male then raised the gun, pointing it directly at an officer and as a result two officers fired on the subject, striking him multiple times.
Police say Peek remains in serious condition at St Mary’s in Evansville. Officers on scene were unharmed.
This incident remains under investigation by the Indiana State Police.