Rural Adams County death under investigation

Staff Writer

Decatur Daily Democrat

    The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a local man Thursday afternoon.
    According to a news release by Adams County Sheriff Dan Mawhorr, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 1:22 p.m. after Decatur police officers requested assistance questioning a subject in reference to an alleged crime at a rural Adams County home.
    When Decatur police knocked on the door of the residence, they reportedly heard a single gunshot from within the residence. At that time, the detectives found cover and requested sheriff’s deputies and additional law enforcement to the scene.  
    Once a search warrant was obtained, the Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team was called to the scene to enter the residence. Once inside, police found a deceased male, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
    The Decatur Daily Democrat has opted not to release the identity of the victim.
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers providing free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Those in need of assistance are encouraged to call 1-800-273-8255.
    Deputies were assisted by the Indiana State Police ERT, Decatur Police Department, Berne Police Department, Adams County Coroner’s Office and Adams County Emergency Medical Services.