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Man dies after being shot by Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies



A 24-year-old Bloomington man died after being shot by two Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies, Deandre Moxley and Don Teague, on Tuesday morning.

Daniel Boyer was identified by Monroe County Coroner Joani Shields as the victim of the shooting.

Deputies were serving arrest warrants in the 5900 block of Tower Road, about four miles outside Bloomington, when the shooting occurred.

According to an email from Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain, Boyer exited the rear of a mobile home with a handgun and pointed it at Moxley and Teague, who shot him. At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Swain said Boyer's gun was a loaded, semi-automatic handgun, but it was his understanding that Boyer had not fired any shots.

Deputies administered first aid and CPR on Boyer and he was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Swain said it was reported to him by a deputy at the hospital that Boyer died.



Swain said both the Bloomington Police Department and Indiana State Police responded and are assisting the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.

According to an Indiana Public Media article, it remains unclear how many shots were fired and how many times Boyer was hit.

Swain said Moxley and Teague were not injured and were both wearing body cameras. He said the deputies will be on paid, administrative leave during the investigation into the shooting.

During his news conference, Swain said besides Boyer, there were also three adult women and a 16-year-old boy at the mobile home at the time of the shooting. According to the Herald-Times, the 33-year-old woman who lives at the mobile home was wanted on a home detention violation warrant, while Boyer was wanted on a warrant charging dealing in methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

According to the Herald-Times, the teenage boy was transported to the hospital with medical issues, which may have been drug-induced.

BPD's Critical Incident Response Team and the Lenco BearCat armored truck were deployed to the scene following the shooting.



Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff told the Herald-Times the CIRT and armored truck were requested to help clear the mobile home to make sure no one was still inside it.

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