Rochester Police investigating domestic violence situation, one dead

ROCHESTER, Ind. -- Officers from the Rochester Police Department are investigating a domestic violence situation that occurred in the 1300 block of Madison Street on Sunday, June 5 around 11:20 a.m. 

When officers got to the scene they found someone had forced their way into the home using the rear door. 

It was also discovered the person was armed with an AK-47 style rifle. 

Fulton County Dispatch was talking with the female inside the home during the incident. 

She told dispatch she was hiding in another room with two children. 

During the situation, the suspect, Daniel Tuttle, fired rounds through the upstairs floor down to the main floor. 

At around 12:30 p.m. the female said Tuttle was trying to break into the room they were in. 

The Indiana State Police Peru Post S.W.A.T. team decided to enter the home at that time. 

Troopers used a drone to find the suspect. 

Tuttle was found in a bedroom dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound near where the female and two kids were found. 

At around 1:15 p.m. the female and children were found and safely removed from the residence. 

Shortly after that situation ended at around 1:25 p.m. Indiana State Police officers were called to the scene of an active shooter inside the R.P. Home Supply.  

When police got to the scene the doors were locked. 

Police decided to use a squad car to open the door. 

No active shooter was found. 

It was later discovered the store decided to close because of the situation on Madison Street. 

At the time R.P. staff told customers to leave due to a threat. 

One of the customers at R.P. went to another store and told the staff there that an active shooter was at R.P. 

The staff at that store called 911. 


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