Caine Van Pelt Killed by Indiana State Police

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Around 10:15 p.m., the Jasper County Sheriff's Office received a call of an armed robbery and carjacking at a Pilot Truck Stop near Remington. A man allegedly pointed a gun while stealing a black Mitsubishi. A Demotte police officer spotted the vehicle, but lost sight of the car. Two troopers found it and reportedly tried to make a traffic stop, but the driver fled, and the troopers pursued. After getting a flat tire, the driver got out and started shooting, and during the exchange of gunfire, the driver of the Mitsubishi was killed, and a trooper was injured.

Victim's Name: Caine Van Pelt

Agency Responsible: Indiana State Police

Gender: Male

Age: 23

Race: Black

Date of Death: June 12, 2020

County: Lake

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Car

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5925

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