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HENRY COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana State Police have identified the man fatally shot by police on Interstate 70 in Henry County as 32-year-old Michael Gulley of Greenfield.

The Henry Co. Sheriff’s Department received a call just after 5 a.m. Tuesday about a suspicious man in black clothing walking in the median of I-70 near the Wayne County line.

A deputy found the man, identified as Gulley, walking on the berm of westbound I-70 near State Road 3 and got out of his car to see if he could help, according to ISP Sgt. John Bowling.

“He asked him if he could give him any help; if he needed a ride. For an unknown reason, the suspect pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officer,” Sgt. Bowling said.

The deputy pulled out his gun and both men fired shots.

“The suspect was hit, the officer was not,” said Bowling. “The officer immediately started rendering first aid and an ambulance was called.”

Gulley was taken to Henry County Community Health Hospital in New Castle, where he died.

ISP says it’s “still unknown” why Gulley was walking on the interstate. The car he was believed to be driving was found in the median of westbound I-70, east of where the shooting occurred.

The shooting remains under investigation by Indiana State Police. 

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