Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff provides more details in deputy-involved shooting

Coroner names suspect killed
Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff provides more details in deputy-involved shooting
Published: Apr. 13, 2023 at 2:10 PM CDT
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VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Sheriff Noah Robinson held a news conference Thursday afternoon.

This comes after the deputy-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon.

[Suspect dead after deputy-involved shooting in Vanderburgh Co.]

It happened at No. 6 School Road and N. St. Joseph Road.

The sheriff said they began investigating 49-year-old Steven Howard Goldstein after being made aware of a video that was circulating on social media.

In the video, a man, who authorities identified as Goldstein, can be seen firing a handgun near another person.

They said a juvenile was present for that incident as well.

Goldstein also had outstanding drug-related warrants in Posey County, and in 2019, he had barricaded himself inside a trailer and lit it on fire to evade arrest.

On Wednesday, police arrived expecting violence from Goldstein.

One other resident exited the trailer and the sheriff said he told them Goldstein was armed and wouldn’t surrender, so they approached with an armored vehicle.

The sheriff said they shot gas canisters into the home, and eventually ripped apart the trailer walls. That’s when he says they spotted him.

“One of our deputies spotted Goldstein in a prone position pointing a handgun at us. Then almost as soon as the deputy noticed him, Mr. Goldstein fired a shot at us, which prompted the deputy to return fire, striking Mr. Goldstein and killing him,” said Sheriff Robinson.

The sheriff said the investigation has now been taken over by the Indiana State Police.

No deputies were harmed, and the deputy who shot Goldstein is now on administrative leave with mandatory counseling.

You can see the full news conference here: