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Indiana State Police troopers secure a portion of parking lot at Love's Travel Stop, located in Memphis, as officials investigate the scene Tuesday, following a police involved shooting. 

MEMPHIS — Indiana State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting Tuesday at a Clark County truck stop that left one man dead.

After the shooting shortly after noon, Stephen E. Fischer, 62, Charlestown, was taken to University of Louisville Hospital, where he later died.

ISP Sgt. Carey Huls said the situation started Tuesday morning when Charlestown police were searching for a missing person who was potentially suicidal.

Police learned that the man may have been at Love's Travel Stop on Blue Lick Road in Memphis.

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Sgt. Carey Huls, PIO for the Sellersburg State Police Post, briefs members of the media on the details surrounding Tuesday's police involved shooting that sent the suspect to the University of Louisville Hospital. 

According to an Indiana State Police news release, a preliminary investigation revealed that Clark County Sheriff's Office deputies saw the man, later identified as Fischer, fire a pistol into the pavement of the parking lot at Love's. The release stated that once police were on scene, they first attempted to mitigate the situation with less-than-lethal force before firing.

According to the release, at least one officer fired upon and struck Fischer, though it was not clear which police agency the officer was with. Charlestown, Clark County, ISP, Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Sellersburg police were all on scene during the incident.

Officers immediately rendered first-aid to Fischer before he was transported to University of Louisville Hospital.

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An investigator collects a piece of evidence from the pavement of the Love's Travel Stop parking lot in Memphis. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Due to the location where the shooting occurred, Indiana State Police detectives are requesting anyone with information or possible video recording of the incident to contact Detective Matt Busick at 812-248-4375.

Aprile Rickert is the crime and courts reporter at the News and Tribune. Contact her via email at or by phone at 812-206-2115. Follow her on Twitter: @Aperoll27.