At approximately 4:27 p.m. Monday, the Gas City Police Department requested assistance from the Indiana State Police into the death of two people who had been driven by a family member to the Gas City Town Hall. The deceased have been identified as Eric Huffman, 48, and his wife, Telina Huffman, 43, both from Marion.
Preliminary evidence indicates the Huffman’s were passengers in a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse driven by a 69-year-old family member of Eric Huffman. There was allegedly a verbal argument between Eric and Telina Huffman. At some point, Eric allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot Telina. The family member, who was driving, and Eric Huffman started to wrestle for control of the gun. During the struggle, the family member lost control of the Chevrolet which crashed into parked semi-trailer at a business on 520 East First Street in Gas City. During the crash impact, the family member lost control of the handgun, which Eric Huffman allegedly used to shoot himself.
Due to the damage to the vehicle’s door, the family member was unable to escape from the Chevrolet. He then drove to the Gas City Town Hall, 211 E. Main Street, where he blew the vehicle’s horn until employees came outside to assist. He had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters from the Gas City Fire Department.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Indiana State Police Detective Mike Lorona by calling 765-473-6666.
An autopsy will be conducted.