44-Year-Old Bloomington Man Dies During Disturbance on Zikes Road

Staff report

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — February 21, 2024

Mark Thompson, a 44-year-old resident of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024, following a medical emergency during a disturbance on Zikes Road, as confirmed by the Indiana State Police and the Monroe County Coroner.

The Monroe County Coroner, Joani Stalcup, stated, “The Monroe County Coroner and Indiana State Police are investigating the death of a 44-year-old male that occurred on 2/18/24. Law enforcement was called to an address in the 7800 block of Zikes Rd. for a disturbance. Fire and EMS were also requested. The decedent has been identified as Mark Thompson, 44, of Bloomington and formerly Spencer, IN. An autopsy was being performed today, 02/21/24, in Terre Haute. The cause of death has not been determined at this time but it did not appear to be suspicious for foul play nor was it a police-involved death. For further questions about the incident, you will need to contact the Indiana State Police.”

In response to inquiries, the Indiana State Police released a statement saying, “INDIANA STATE POLICE CONDUCTS DEATH INVESTIGATION. Bloomington, IN – Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators from the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post initiated a death investigation, Sunday, February 18th, following a request from Monroe County Sheriff Ruben Marté. Deputies from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance call at a residence on Zikes Road, south of Bloomington. The reporting homeowner advised an unknown male had pulled into the driveway and started ramming the homeowner’s parked vehicle. Upon arrival at the scene, deputies learned the unknown male was suffering from a medical emergency and attempted to deploy Narcan with assistance from the local fire department. EMS was contacted and upon arrival at the scene, they attempted further medical treatment.”

“EMS efforts at providing medical treatment were unsuccessful, and the Monroe County Coroner Office pronounced him dead. Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators from the Bloomington Post arrived at the scene and initiated the death investigation. During the preliminary stages of the investigation, ISP Detectives determined the nature of the male subject’s injuries were not consistent with the application of use of force, and the matter remains an active investigation. An autopsy is pending. There is nothing further to be released at this time. -30- GETZ”

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