Services set to begin for slain Indiana sheriff's deputy

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Two days of services are set to begin for an Indiana sheriff’s deputy who was fatally wounded during a gunfight while trying to arrest a man.

Visitation for Howard County Deputy Carl Koontz begins Monday afternoon at the high school where he was assigned part-time for the past two years. The 27-year-old deputy’s funeral will be Tuesday at Northwestern High School near Kokomo, with organizers expecting hundreds of police officers in attendance.

Police say Koontz was shot during a gunfight March 20 inside a mobile home in Russiaville while seeking a man wanted for missing a court hearing on a drug paraphernalia charge. Another deputy wounded was released from a hospital the following day. Police say 25-year-old gunman Evan Dorsey killed himself.

Koontz was married with an 8-month-old son.

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