Jun 13, 2023
INDIANA COUNTY DA ASKS FOR PATIENCE AS SHOOTING INVESTIGATION CONTINUES
Indiana County’s District Attorney is asking the public to exercise some patience as the investigation into an officer-involved fatal shooting early Monday morning continues. On Thursday, Indiana
Indiana County’s District Attorney is asking the public to exercise some patience as the investigation into an officer-involved fatal shooting early Monday morning continues.
On Thursday, Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman, Jr. said 51-year-old John Vincent Dye of Homer City died in the shooting that happened just after midnight Monday morning. At 11:55 PM Sunday night, Dye led police on a chase through Homer City and Center Township that started when police failed to pull him over near the intersection of Lockard Avenue Extension and Yankeetown Road. Dye was shot along Route 119 near Tide Road and while police tried to render aid, he died on-scene. Overman said the manner of death was pending the result of investigations.
In a statement, District Attorney Robert Manzi said that his office and the State Police Major Crimes Unit are investigating the shooting, and are doing so with the utmost professionalism, which will take time. When the investigation is complete, Manzi said they will release their findings. He also said that during a major event like this, there is a lot of misinformation being passed along by people who do not have direct knowledge of the circumstances. He said that incomplete or incorrect information “only serves to further distress a very difficult situation,” and asks the public for patience as the investigation goes on.