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Off-duty Ind. volunteer FF shot, killed attempting to help motorist

Another man was also killed in the incident and a Palmyra Police Department officer was wounded in the shooting, which is under investigation


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By Leila Merrill

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Volunteer Firefighter Jacob Tyler McClanahan, 24, and another man were killed, and a police officer was injured Monday in a shooting, WAVE reported.

An officer with the Palmyra Police Department responded to a call about a disabled vehicle at about 9:30 p.m. in the 12000 block of State Road 135.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Carey Huls said that McClanahan and another man in a pickup truck also pulled over to help. Huls said shots were fired seconds after they got out of their vehicles.

Justin Moore, 31, the driver of the disabled car, died from gunshot wounds.

The police officer was transported to Harrison County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The Indiana State Police are investigating.

Joshua Saulman, a longtime friend of McClanahan, said that since 2015, McClanahan had been serving as a volunteer firefighter in Harrison County. He was off-duty Monday night.

“When people say only the good die young, that very much applies to this situation,” Saulman said.