Police Officer Robert Shawn Pitts

Police Officer Robert Shawn Pitts

Terre Haute Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, May 4, 2018

Robert Shawn Pitts

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.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 196

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

homicide investigation, murder suspect

Contact

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

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