Authorities Investigate Shooting Death of Angola Man
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Fremont, IN - Authorities are investigating the shooting death of an Angola man following a Tuesday night incident.
According to the Indiana State Police, at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Indiana State Police, along with officers from the Fremont Police and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence in the 100 block of Baum Street in Fremont, to investigate a 911 call reporting a person suffering from a gunshot.
Detectives assigned to the Fort Wayne Post have assumed the primary investigative responsibilities. Their preliminary investigation has revealed that this was an isolated incident involving two 18 year old males (friends) that were handling a shotgun inside the residence.
While handling the shotgun, the weapon discharged, striking Caiden David Hulliberger, age 18 of Angola. Hulliberger was pronounced dead at the scene by the Steuben County Coroner.
Preliminarily this is being investigated as an accidental shooting incident, however, this remains an active and ongoing criminal investigation. The Steuben County Coroner has scheduled an autopsy for this afternoon at the Northeast Indiana Forensic Center in Fort Wayne.
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