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UPDATED: State Police investigating shooting on I-70

From Indiana State Police

NEW CASTLE -- The Indiana State Police is investigating a shooting involving a Henry County Sheriffs deputy.

The preliminary investigation is that the Henry County Sheriffs Department received a call shortly after 5:15 a.m. Tuesday of a suspicious person walking on the interstate in the median wearing all black clothing.

A Henry County Deputy located a man walking on the berm of I-70 westbound about two miles east of the New Castle exit. The deputy got out and approached the man to ask him if he could help him or give him a ride off the interstate. As the two talked the man allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the deputy. Shots were fired with the suspect being hit.

The deputy, who was uninjured, administered first aid until EMS arrived. The man was transported to Henry County Community Health in New Castle, where he died.

State Police identified the suspect as Michael R. Gulley, 32, of Greenfield. The car he was believed to have been driving was found in the median of I-70 westbound about two miles east of the incident.

I-70 westbound remained closed between the Cambridge City exit and New Castle exit for several hours as investigators and crime scene technicians worked at the scene.