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Autopsy results released

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

TERRE HAUTE -- On Tuesday, Vigo County Coroner and pathologist Dr. Roland performed autopsies on fallen Terre Haute Police Department Officer Brent Long and his alleged shooter, Shaun M. Seeley.

According to reports, the cause of Long's death was listed as a gunshot wound to the head. Officer Long sustained two gunshot wounds to the head, one of which was fatal.

According to reports, Seeley sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his lower torso and one gunshot wound to the head. The cause of death was the one round he received to the head. Routine toxicology tests could take up to four weeks.

Indiana State Police detectives believe the weapon used by the alleged suspect was a 9-millimeter, blue steel, semi-automatic handgun.

In addition, video surveillance cameras were in use inside the residence that would have allowed the occupants to view law enforcement officers. No video of the shooting exists and no other information about the cameras will be released.

Officer Long was killed in the line of duty Monday at approximately 3:27 p.m. He 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 ISP. He was evacuated from the scene and transported to Terre Haute Union Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

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.

Currently, Shadow is being treated for the gunshot wound at Purdue University and is expected to be released soon.

Those who wish to support the family of Officer Long may send or make donations to the Brent Long Family Fund at any First Financial Bank location. Those wishing to support Shadow may mail or make donations to the Terre Haute Police Department K-9 program. The funds will then be donated to the Vohne Liche Kennels in memory of Officer Long.

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