A press release sent just after 1 a.m. Thursday morning said the Indiana State Police at the Lafayette Post were requested by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department to investigate a police action shooting involving the Montgomery County Multi-jurisdictional SWAT Team and a suspect who was being served with a felony warrant. ISP released the name of the suspect Thursday afternoon as Matthew G. Olsen, 39 of Roachdale. Police said Thursday afternoon that Olsen is listed in stable condition at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis.
According to a correction sent along with the name Thursday afternoon, the incident occurred at his residence at 6042 East CR 1200 South, near Ladoga, at approximately 10:06 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the search warrant issued Wednesday, the residence is in Montgomery County while the mailbox is in Putnam County. State police said the Multi-jurisdictional SWAT arrived at the address to execute the warrant. While attempting to serve the warrant, the suspect fired at the officers who returned fire injuring the suspect. As the scene was made secured, officers immediately rendered first aid and the suspect was transported by ambulance to Eskenazi in serious condition. No officers were injured in the exchange of gunfire. The arrest warrant said there was probable cause that Olsen had committed the crime of being a serious violent felon in possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana.
The release said this is an ongoing investigation. Police say names of the officers involved will not be released at this time and that no further information will be released. After the investigation is concluded, the report will be turned over to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.
The investigation is being conducted by ISP detectives from the Lafayette Post, First Sergeant Jerry Holeman, Sergeant Steve Buckley, Trooper Detective Ben Rector, Trooper Detective Brock Russell, Senior Trooper Detective Josh Edwards, Crime Scene Investigator Sergeant Jim Cody, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.