DATE: Monday, January 23, 2017
SUBJECT: Father Kills Wife, Shoots Daughters inside Darmstadt Residence
RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-NR-010
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Monday, January 23, 2017 just after 7:00 AM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and Scott Township Fire Department responded to an assault in progress at 425 Shillington Drive located within Shadow Bluff Estates in the Town of Darmdstadt.
The first 911 call came from a neighbor’s house after a female victim in her early 20’s arrived on foot and reported that she had been shot and stabbed by her father, Mr. Clint Loehrlein. A second 911 came from the victim’s twin sister, who had hidden herself in a closet within the residence. The second victim reported that she had been shot by her father and confirmed that he was still inside the residence somewhere.
Responding sheriff’s deputies made entry into the residence and were confronted by Mr. Loehrlein, who was armed with a knife. Mr. Loehrlein refused to surrender and began to injure himself with the knife. The deputies shot Mr. Loehrlein with a Taser and then took him into custody after a struggle. One of the arresting deputies sustained a minor injury while handcuffing the suspect. The victim who had been hiding in a closet ran to the sheriff’s deputies and was escorted to an ambulance for medical attention. Mr. Loehrlein’s spouse, 52-year-old Sherry Loehrlein, was found deceased inside the residence.
Sisters Cynthia and Nicole Loehrlein were both transported to an area hospital for treatment. At a news conference this afternoon, Sheriff Dave Wedding confirmed that Nicole had sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the arm. Sheriff Wedding also indicated that Cynthia (who escaped to a neighbor’s house) sustained multiple gun shot and stab wounds and is being treated at an area hospital. Sheriff Wedding stated, “Mr. Clint Loehrlein is under guard while being treated for self-inflicted injuries. He will be arrested once he is released from the hospital.”
The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office issued a statement confirming that Mrs. Loehrlein’s cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the upper back.
The Loehrlein daughters requested the Sheriff’s Office release the following statement on their behalf: “Cassandra, Nicole and Cynthia want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. At this time, they ask for some privacy as they try to work through this traumatic event.”
The incident remains under active investigation.
Clint Michael Loehrlein, 54, of Evansville.
Earlier news release: 2017-NR-009
Pictured above: Map depicting location of incident. (Image courtesy of GoogleMaps, DigitalGlobe, IndianaMap Framework Data and USDA Darm Service Agency.)
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