Police Officer Robert Shawn Pitts – 5/4/18
Police Officer Rob Pitts was shot and killed while conducting a homicide investigation at the Garder Quarter Apartments on Linwood Court.
Investigators were following up on leads from a homicide that occurred earlier in the day. As Officer Pitts and other detectives approached the homicide suspect’s apartment they man opened fire on them, fatally wounding Officer Pitts. Officer Pitts was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
The subject who shot him was located deceased inside of his apartment after barricading himself inside.
Officer Pitts had served with the Terre Haute Police Department for 16 years.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Police Chief John Plasse
Terre Haute Police Department
17 Harding Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Phone: (812) 238-1661