July 8, 2021 – In Breaking News – ABC News
An FBI Task Force officer and 30-year police department veteran was shot and killed in the line of duty after being ambushed outside an FBI building in Indiana, police say.
The incident occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m. local time Wednesday, when FBI Task Force officer Greg Ferency was “ambushed and fatally shot” at the FBI Indianapolis Resident Agency in Terre Haute, Indiana, according to a statement from FBI Indianapolis Special Agent Paul Keenan.
(Terre Haute Police Department (THPD) Detective Greg Ferency was fatally shot on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Terre Haute, Indiana. Courtesy of WRTV Indianapolis and YouTube. Posted on Jul 8, 2021.)
Ferency had been an FBI Task Force officer since 2010 and was a veteran of the Terre Haute Police Department.
He is survived by two adult children.
The shooting is now under investigation by the FBI’s Inspection Division in accordance with FBI policy.
The FBI provided an update into the ambush Thursday morning saying the suspect arrived before Ferency left the building and shot Ferency after he came outside.
An agent inside the office heard the shots, came out and fired at the suspect, officials said.
(Shane Meehan, 44, a former mayoral candidate and federal prisons employee, has been named as the gunman who threw a Molotov cocktail at an F.B.I. building and then fatally shot Terre Haute police officer Greg Ferency, who was an FBI task force officer. Courtesy of WTHR and YouTube.. Posted on Jul 8, 2021.)
The suspect was able to drive himself to the hospital and underwent surgery at Terre Haute Regional Hospital and was later taken into custody.
The suspect is being monitored at the hospital by federal agents, Paul Keenan, Indianapolis special agent in charge, said.
Officials said they can’t say if the suspect knew Ferency and they’re still looking into a motive. It’s not clear if Ferency was specifically targeted.
The suspect won’t be named until he’s charged, “which is imminent” Keenan said Thursday.
Officials said the suspect will face federal charges because the shooting happened on federal property and Ferency was a federal officer.
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(The suspect in the deadly shooting of a Terre Haute, Indiana police officer is in custody at the hospital facing a federal murder charge, according to local and federal officials. Detective Greg Ferency was shot and killed during a gun battle with alleged suspect Shane Meehan. Courtesy of LiveNOW from FOX and YouTube. Posted on Jul 8, 2021.)
Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Terre Haute Police Detective Greg Ferency, both blood and blue. Thank you Detective for serving the people of Terra Haute with pride and distinction. Your life mattered and you will be missed.
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