ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – Boone County Law Enforcement is investigating a man who has barricaded himself inside a Zionsville home with a firearm.
Just before 5 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Boone County Communications Center received a phone call from a citizen stating that there was a male subject with a firearm walking in the area of Lakeview Drive and Karen Drive in Zionsville. The citizen said the male subject pointed the firearm at them before law enforcement arrived.
Once law enforcement arrived on the scene, the subject retreated into a nearby family member’s residence. He was the only person inside the home and law enforcement established a perimeter. The man was identified as Nicholas Schuhler, 29, of Zionsville and Crisis Negotiation Units spent much of the morning trying to make contact with him.
In an update provided at 11 a.m., law enforcement said they were able to enter the home with an unmanned robot. The residence was cleared, except for the garage area, which police say was converted into a living area. That is where police thought Schuhler was holding up.
Police then deployed tear gas inside the home forcing Schuhler outside before he immediately ran back inside the house. Police fired more tear gas inside the house, but Schuhler remained inside.
In another update provided at noon, Sheriff Nielson said Schuhler was still inside the home, refusing to communicate or come out.
At 1:19 p.m. police confirmed that Schuhler had been apprehended without injury. Nielson was pleased that the situation was able to be resolved peacefully.