Brown County police alerted other departments about a despondent person who was possibly armed around 11:40 a.m. A Columbus officer spotted the truck. But when he tried to stop it, Martin Louis Douglas Jr. refused to stop and fled from the officer, and police from several departments pursued. Douglas allegedly drove erratically and at high speeds. After he struck a tire-deflating device, Douglas then allegedly stopped in the roadway and fired approximately 15 rounds from an AR-15, fled again, and after a second exchange of gunfire, police shot and killed him.
Agency: Indiana State Police
Motive: Traffic stop, welfare check
Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop
Service Call: Yes
Official Disposition: Pending investigation
Victim Name: Martin Louis Douglas Jr.
Death Date: March 10, 2021
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: Yes
Armed: Allegedly Armed
Threat Level: attack