Indiana State Police
Monday, June 24, 2013
Trooper Nathan Abbott
Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, June 24, 2013
Incident to Death Duration:
700 block of East Delaware Court, Sellersburg
Released in 2016
(currently on probation)
K-9 Kilo was shot and killed during a nearly 10-hour standoff by a subject who had barricaded himself inside a home in Sellersburg.
Officers of the Sellersburg Police Department were called to a home by the wife of a man to persuade him to go to the hospital for treatment of mental health issues. Upon their arrival, the subject confronted the officers with a handgun as he held his 4-year-old daughter and 16-year-old son at gunpoint in a neighbor’s yard before releasing them and fleeing on foot.
The man then gained entry into a home in the 700 block of East Delaware Court where he barricaded himself inside. The subject fired eight shots when K-9 Kilo entered the residence first, followed by his handler and several officers who then retreated. K-9 Kilo did not exit the home and died at the scene at about 3:00 pm. A Clark County sheriff’s deputy was wounded in the lower leg and airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
SWAT teams attempted negotiating with the 31-year-old subject before eventually deploying tear gas. The man surrendered at 9:25 pm as he emerged from the back door of the house after hiding in a closet.
He was charged with burglary, striking a law enforcement animal, pointing a firearm and residential entry, with charges of criminal recklessness and resisting law enforcement being dismissed.
He was sentenced to 20 years in prison with six years suspended and $11,000 in restitution. He was released in 2016 and is currently on probation.
K-9 Kilo, a 6-year-old male German Shepherd, had served with the Indiana State Police for nearly 6½ years and with his handler were assigned to the Sellersburg post.
Purple Paw Award
On January 31, 2014, K-9 Kilo was the recipient of the Purple Paw Award presented by the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association at its 130th annual meeting held in Indianapolis.