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Shelbyville man charged with Level 1 Felony in woman's death

A Shelbyville man has been charged with a Level 1 felony after a woman died of a possible overdose.


On May 6, at approximately 2:20 pm, the Shelbyville Fire Department was dispatched to the 1700 block of Morningside Drive for an unresponsive female. Shortly after the dispatch it was determined to be a possible overdose. At that time, the Shelbyville Police Department also responded to the scene. The Shelbyville Fire Department attempted life saving measures that were unsuccessful.


The unresponsive female was identified as Britni Oeffinger. A person of interest has been identified as Randy L. Gibson. Gibson, 52, of Shelbyville, is currently being held at the Shelby County Jail.  Gibson is charged with Dealing a Controlled Substance Causing Death - Level 1 Felony.  It's punishable by up to 40 years in prison.


Shelby County Prosecutor Brad Landwerlen says he also expects to charge Gibson with being a Habitual Felony Offender.


This is an active investigation being conducted by the Shelbyville Police Department.


Shelby County Coroner’s Office, Shelby County Prosecutor’s Office, and Shelby County Sheriff’s Department all assisted the Shelbyville Police and Shelbyville Fire on this incident.