Clarksville, IND. – At approximately 10:30 Friday evening, Officers from the Clarksville Police Department were dispatched to the residence located at 514 West Howard Street after receiving a 911 call for a domestic disturbance, possibly involving a gun. State Troopers from the Sellersburg Post also responded to assist.
As a result of the preliminary investigation, ISP detectives believe that officers from the Clarksville Police Department and Indiana State Police arrived on-scene shortly after receiving the 911 call. During the investigation, officers witnessed a male subject with a gun at the doorway, the man then retreated into the house and barricaded himself and the original caller inside the residence. As the investigation continued, officers once again encountered the subject who was still brandishing a handgun. The subject refused commands to drop the weapon, and at least one officer from the Clarksville Police Department fired upon the subject and struck him. Officers then rendered first-aid to the subject who was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
The suspect has been identified as Max David Helton, 43, of 514 Howard Street in Clarksville. An autopsy conducted by the Jefferson County, Kentucky Coroner’s Office listed the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.