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Investigation on I-70 shooting continues

Courier-Times Staff Report

Indiana State Police continue to investigate the Tuesday morning shooting on I-70 in Henry County that left a Greenfield man dead.

According to ISP, investigators have confirmed that Michael R. Gulley, 32, fired a shot from his 9mm handgun at a Henry County deputy before the deputy drew his service weapon and returned fire, hitting Gulley.

The deputy, whose name has not yet been released, was not injured in the shooting.

According to ISP investigators, the deputy administered first aid to Gulley until EMS arrived. Gulley was transported to Henry County Community Health Hospital in New Castle where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Henry County Deputy was responding to a call that a suspicious person was walking on the interstate on the berm wearing all-black clothing.

ISP reports the deputy made contact with Gulley at the 125 mile marker.


State police said the deputy got out and approached Gulley to ask if he could help him or give him a ride off the interstate. As the two talked, Gulley reportedly pulled out a handgun and shot at the deputy.

ISP reported Gulley was in possession of methamphetamine at the time of the incident and was on probation through Hancock County for felony charges of Dealing and Possessing a Controlled Substance. According to ISP, Gulley did not have a license to carry a handgun.


As of Friday, state investigators did not know 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.

Henry County Sheriff Ric McCorkle said the deputy is on administrative leave with pay during the investigation, as per Henry County protocol.

McCorkle asked Indiana State Police to investigate the shooting incident specifically because it involved one of his officers.