Shelbyville police release name of man fatally shot by officers

Police shot and killed a man after they say he pointed a gun at them Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. (WISH Photo)

SHELBYVILLE,Ind. (WISH) – Authorities in Shelbyville responded to a dispute that turned into an hours-long SWAT standoff and ended with the suspect being fatally shot by police.

It started in the 800 block of West Washington Street in Shelbyville just after 8 p.m. Saturday evening.

After making contact with the female who reported the dispute, the officer was preparing to leave the scene.

According to Indiana State Police, a male then appeared and began waving a gun. The man then went back into the residence while the female then went to a neighbor’s house.

The man was later identified as Jerrald Wright, 56, of Shelbyville.

Officials made several attempts to make contact with Wright throughout the evening and early morning.

Police then say that just before 5:30 a.m., the individual exited the house and then fired two shots at officers. He then pointed his gun at officers.

It was at this point that officers on scene returned fire and shot Wright.

Wright was taken to Major Hospital in Shelbyville and was later pronounced dead.

On Monday, Shelbyville police identified the officers involved as Lt. Jeremiah Walton, a 13-year veteran, and Patrolman Charles Curry, a 15-year veteran. Also involved were Shelby County Sheriff’s Department Corporal Michael Cleveland, a 15-year veteran, and Deputy Travis Maloney, a 15-year veteran.

All four officers have been placed on administrative duties or leave, as is protocol for police-involved shooting

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