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Officer Involved Shooting During Traffic Stop
Wednesday Apr 11, 2018 2:08am
Garrett, IN

By: Sheila McCrea

A Dekalb County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot by a suspect during a traffic stop Tuesday evening in Garrett.

According to the Indiana State Police the incident happened at around 8:30 p.m. Investigative reports indicate that a Garrett police officer iniated a traffic stop in the 400 block of South Hamsher Street near West Edgerton Street. Apparently a Dekalb County Sheriff's Deputy was assisting the Garret Officer in the stop.

At some point during the stop, authorities say a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department deputy and the driver of the vehicle exchanged gunfire. Reports indicate that the shots began when the officer was beginning a search of the vehicle.

The suspect reportedly suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken by a DeKalb EMS ambulance to a Fort Wayne hospital. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputy was taken to DeKalb Health in Auburn and treated for an injury to his hand. The Garrett officer was not injurred.

The incident remains under investigation.


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