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Seven-hour standoff in Crawfordsville ends in officer involved shooting

The Indiana State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred in Crawfordsville following a nearly seven-hour standoff with an armed suspect.

Posted: Dec 8, 2020 10:17 AM

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Indiana State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred in Crawfordsville following a nearly seven-hour standoff with an armed suspect. According to ISP around 2:15 p.m. Monday, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department responded to a domestic battery call at a residence on State Road 47, south of County Road 275 east. After arriving, officers were able to get an adult female out of the home but discovered a male had barricaded himself inside the residence and had a firearm. Officer immediately set up a perimeter and contacted SWAT.

Shortly after SWAT arrived multiple shots were fired from the suspect inside the residence and in the direction of officers. Around 8:30 p.m., the suspect came to the window with a firearm and reportedly pointed it at officers. An officer from the SWAT Team fired his weapon, striking the suspect. Officers then entered the building locating the suspect and providing medical care.

The suspect was transported to IU Hospital in Crawfordsville, where there was a lifeline helicopter waiting. The suspect was transported by helicopter to an Indianapolis area hospital.

The investigation is ongoing and no identities have been released.

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