Suspect shot after taking aim, firing on officers in LaPorte County

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(Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC)

Indiana State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in LaPorte County.

The shooting happened around 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26, in the area of the 7000-8000 block of C.R. 500 West.

On arrival, officers were met by gunfire by a suspect, with a police vehicle being struck by the suspect’s gunfire.  The officers returned fire, striking the suspect.  The suspect was later located with a gunshot wound.  Officers immediately rendered first aid to the injured.  The suspect was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Michigan City for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  No officers were injured by the suspect’s gunfire.

At the request of the LaPorte County Sheriff, John Boyd, the Indiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division was contacted to investigate the incident.

Names of the officers involved will be released at a later date.  Suspect information will be released once charges have been filed with the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office.

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