Indiana law enforcement officer who was shot in the head in August dies

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An eastern Indiana police officer who was shot in the head during a visitors end in August has died more than two weeks after she was removed from daily life assistance, authorities stated.

Richmond Police Office Officer Seara Burton died Sunday evening at a Reid Health and fitness facility surrounded by her spouse and children, the division said in a assertion posted to Fb.

“We would sincerely like to thank the Richmond neighborhood, and people who have supported Seara, her family members, and the office from near and far,” the statement from several officials explained.

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Burton was critically wounded in the shooting Aug. 10. The 28-yr-aged officer was moved to hospice care, two days immediately after she was removed from existence help on Sept. 1 at a clinic in Dayton, Ohio.

Burton’s continues to be had been to be escorted by Richmond law enforcement and other businesses from the Dayton space on Monday afternoon.

Evidence markers dot the scene, Aug. 10, 2022, in Richmond, Indiana, where Richmond Police Department Officer Seara Burton was critically wounded. 

Evidence markers dot the scene, Aug. 10, 2022, in Richmond, Indiana, in which Richmond Police Division Officer Seara Burton was critically wounded. 
(Mike Emery/The Palladium-Item by using AP, File)

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Burton was a 4-yr veteran of the section in Richmond, about 65 miles east of Indianapolis.

Prosecutors have charged Phillip Matthew Lee, 47, with three counts of attempted murder, 3 drug possession counts for methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin and possession of a firearm by a severe violent felon. He has pleaded not guilty.

Authorities have mentioned officers stopped Lee and named Burton to guide with her law enforcement canine. The dog indicated the feasible existence of narcotics. Courtroom files say that even though officers were being speaking with the rider, he pulled out a gun and opened fire toward the officers, taking pictures Burton. Other officers returned fire and he ran away. Lee was apprehended next a short foot chase.

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No other officers have been shot.

Lee was dealt with for gunshot wounds, police mentioned.

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