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UPDATE: Terre Haute officer killed in line of duty

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

TERRE HAUTE -- The Criminal Investigation Division of the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post is continuing the investigation into the death of a Terre Haute Police Department officer Monday.

Officer Brent Long, was killed in the line of duty, Monday, at approximately 3:27 p.m.

Long was shot inside a residence at 1812 N. 8th St., Terre Haute, while serving an arrest warrant with the U.S. Marshal's Service Fugitive Task Force and the Indiana State Police. He was evacuated from the scene and transported to Terre Haute Union Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Investigators believe the suspect opened fire on the officers within seconds of entering the home. It is also believed that Officer Long returned fire after being mortally wounded.

The suspect and alleged shooter of Officer Long was Shaun M. Seeley, 33, Terre Haute. Seeley was the person wanted on the original warrant the officers were attempting to serve. Seeley, according to officials, died at the scene.

An autopsy is currently being performed on Officer Long at Terre Haute Regional Hospital by Pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr. The autopsy for Seeley is scheduled for Wednesday.

Officer Long was a K-9 Handler and was accompanied by his police dog "Shadow," at the time of the shooting. Shadow was also wounded by gunfire and transported to a local veterinarian hospital reportedly in critical condition.

The investigation is ongoing and will last for the next few days as ISP investigators continue to interview witnesses and police officers. It is unknown at this time if more arrests will occur.



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