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Results still weeks away in ISP shooting investigation

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Investigation continues into the police-action shooting that resulted in the death of a Greencastle man on July 1.

It was previously believed that the Indiana State Police investigation into the incident that claimed 28-year-old Charles Aaron Brousard's life would be completed early this week.

Sgt. Joe Watts of the Putnamville Post amended this, saying the ISP investigation will likely be completed either late this week or early next week, but the results will not be finalized for another three to five weeks when the county prosecutor gets toxicology reports back from the lab.

"It's moving ahead as we would like," Watts said. "We want to make sure we have no stone unturned."

Watts added that the ISP has interviewed a large number of witnesses.

He said he appreciates how patient the community has been while waiting for the results.

"I think everyone is waiting for all the facts, and that's probably the best thing," Watts said.

ISP is investigating what led to the shooting after a still-unannounced reserve officer for the Greencastle Police Department was dispatched to 511 Sycamore St. just after midnight the morning of July 1 to resolve a reported domestic disturbance.

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Quit with the conspiracy theories. First of all a reserve officer has all of the authority that full time officers and are required to go through extensive training. They are allowed to carry guns. If you actually read the article they say that the findings will be made public once the report is complete and the toxicology reports are back. Also, lets not jump to a conclusion that this is another Travon Martin case until we actually have more details regarding this case. Right now all that is known is that an officer was called to a domestic disturbance that ended in a fatality. Until we know all of the details of what happened I think we all just need to settle down and reserve judgement.

-- Posted by hometownboy on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 3:03 PM

This is a sloppy mess. I pray for peace of the victims family and justice to be served. Benedick I agree this is a terrible situatioon that is not far from the horrible story of that poor Trayvon Martin. Such a shame greencastle... such a shame.

-- Posted by BlackBarbie22 on Fri, Jul 20, 2012, at 10:04 AM

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