Charles Aaron Brousard Fatally Shot by Police Officer
In Greencastle, Indiana, Charles Aaron Brousard was fatally shot by a police officer just after midnight on Sunday after a call for a domestic dispute had been place to the Greencastle Police Department.
A central Indiana police officer who was responding to a reported domestic disturbance fatally shot a man who charged at the officer. The 28-year-old Greencastle resident Charles Aaron Brousardwas pronounced dead at the scene early Sunday by the Putnam County Coroner.
Authorities say the police officer went to a home on Sycamore Street after police received a report of a domestic disturbance involving a man and a woman. When the officer arrived, police say the man charged and a scuffle ensued to a nearby basketball court during which the officer shot the man.
"Upon the officer's approach to the male, the male purportedly charged at the officer, resulting in a physical confrontation," said ISP Sgt. Curt Durnil. "That physical confrontation resulted in the ... shooting."
An investigation is now underway. His step sister, Arinter Gaston, says that when they come in and out of their house, they will never be able to forget what happened early Sunday morning.
"No one is going to miss what a wonderful person he was moments before the shooting. They're going to remember him lying here in the middle of the street underneath a sheet," said Gaston.
Police have not named the officer involved and say the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Greencastle is about 38 miles west of Indianapolis, the home of Depauw University and a fairly diverse population, ranging from citizens of many backgrounds and ethnicity.
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