HENRY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH/WDTN) – The Indiana State Police have identified a man shot by a Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Tuesday morning.
Dispatch says the incident occurred on I-70 near the 125-mile marker sometime after 5 a.m.
State police say that a deputy was trying to help a man, identified as 23-year-old Michael Gulley of Greenfield, IN who was walking in the median on the interstate when the man pulled a gun. ISP says Gulley fired a shot at a deputy before the deputy returned fire. and gunfire was exchanged.
Indiana State Police said in a release Tuesday morning that the Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 5:15 am of a suspicious person walking on the interstate in the median.
A short time later a Henry County Deputy located Gulley walking on the berm of I-70 westbound at the 125-mile marker. The deputy got out and approached Gulley to ask him if he could help him or give him a ride off the interstate.
As the two talked Gulley pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the deputy. Shots were fired with the suspect being hit.
Gulley was killed and the deputy was unharmed.
According to the ISP, the deputy administered first aid until emergency medics arrived. Gulley was taken to Henry County Community Health Center in New Castel where he died from his injuries.
All westbound lanes in that area were shut down for several hours while police investigated the scene.
It is not known why Gulley was walking in the median. A car he was believed to be driving was found in the median around the 127-mile marker.
Investitagors say Gulley did not have a license for the 9mm handgun he was carrying. They also confirm Gulley was in possession of Methamphetamine at the time of the incident.
According to ISP, Gulley was currently on probation through Hancock County for felony charges of Dealing and Possessing a Controlled Substance.
The investigation is ongoing, according to ISP.