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Police say man shot on I-70 had drugs

NEW CASTLE — Indiana State Police say that a man who died after being shot by a Henry County deputy on Tuesday shot at the deputy and had an illegal drug with him.

Indiana State Police are investigating police action shooting in which Michael R. Gulley, 32, of Greenfield, was shot.  Investigators said on Friday that Gulley fired a shot from his 9mm-handgun at the deputy before the deputy drew his gun and returned fire. Gulley later died at the New Castle hospital.

In addition to Gulley being in possession of a handgun without a license, investigators stated that Gulley was in possession of methamphetamine at the time of the incident, and was on probation through Hancock County for felony charges of dealing and possessing a controlled substance.

Police had been called to I-70 about two miles east of the New Castle exit at about 5:15 a.m. Tuesday on the report of a man walking along the highway. The deputy said he asked Gulley if he needed help. Police state that Gulley pulled a gun on the deputy, who then shot him. They found Gulley’s car parked along the highway about two miles further east.