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Henry County deputy involved in I-70 shooting

- Courier-Times Staff Report

Indiana State Police are investigating an early Tuesday morning shooting on I-70 in Henry County.

Michael R. Gulley, age 32 of Greenfield, died Tuesday after reportedly pointing a gun at a Henry County Sheriff's deputy on the interstate.

Henry County Sheriff Ric McCorkle said he asked Indiana State Police to take over the investigation specifically because it involved one of his officers.

The preliminary investigation is that the Henry County Sheriff’s Department received a call shortly after 5:15 a.m. today of a suspicious person walking on the interstate on the berm wearing all-black clothing.

A short time later, a Henry County deputy located a man, identified as Gulley, walking on the berm of I-70 west bound at the 125 mile marker.

According to ISP, it’s still unknown why Gulley was walking on the interstate, as the car he was believed to be driving was located in the median of I-70 west bound around the 127 mile marker, east of the incident location.

According to ISP, the deputy got out and approached the man to ask if he could help him or give him a ride off the interstate. As the two talked, the man reportedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the deputy.

Shots were fired with the suspect being hit.

The deputy, who was uninjured, administered first aid until EMS arrived. The man was transported to Henry County Community Health Hospital in New Castle where he succumbed to his injuries.

An autopsy has been planned for later today.

I-70 west bound was closed between the Cambridge City and New Castle exits during the investigation. I-70 has been reopened through Henry County.