Names of officer, road rage suspect involved in North Webster shooting released

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Indiana State Police investigate an officer-involved shooting and crash stemming from an apparent road rage incident in North Webster on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 (photo supplied/Indiana State Police)

The names of the police officer and the suspect the officer shot during a road rage incident on Wednesday, July 27, in North Webster.

the officer who shot the suspect is identified as Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputy Don McCune, according to Indiana State Police.

The man who was shot by the officer is identified as Alexander D. Jackson, 24, of Milford, according to Indiana State Police Sgt. Trent Smith.

Around 6 p.m. police received a 911 call of a possible road rage incident that started near the train tracks on State Road 13 in Syracuse. The incident between the two vehicles continued for nearly ten miles as they drove into North Webster. Jackson, who was driving a gray 2003 Dodge pickup was shooting a gun at the occupants of a gray 2000 GMC Yukon he was pursuing, according to Smith.

The incident ended when Jackson crashed into a building at the intersection of Huntington Street and Main Street. As Deputy McCune attempted to approach the scene, an encounter with Jackson led McCune to discharge his weapon, striking Jackson once, Smith stated.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting and damage to McCune’s police vehicle are still being investigated.

Jackson was hospitalized for a gunshot wound and injuries he received in the crash. His current condition is unknown.

McCune was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released for injuries he received in the incident.

The driver of the GMC Yukon that was being chased was identified as a 25-year-old New Paris man. He and his passenger were not injured.

The investigation is expected to take several weeks before a completed case can be turned over to the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, according to Smith.

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