Cloverdale officer, 2nd man injured in gunfire exchange


GREENCASTLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police say a Cloverdale police officer and another man have been injured in an exchange of gunfire near Greencastle.

The shooting took place shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday when officers arrived at a residence to investigate a theft at a Greencastle store a few minutes earlier. State Police say a man confronted the officers near the front door and fired a shotgun, striking Cloverdale officer Luke Brown in the chest.

State Police say Brown “returned fire, striking the suspect in the torso.”

The 27-year-old Brown, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was taken to a Terre Haute hospital with what police said appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. Brown is a two-year veteran of the Cloverdale Police Department.

The 48-year-old alleged suspect was being treated at an Indianapolis hospital.


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