Deputy hurt, two shot after S. Ind. pursuit

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

ORANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Indiana State Police are investigating after an early morning pursuit ended with a deputy injured and two people shot.

According to police, around 2 a.m. Monday, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department initiated a vehicle pursuit on a vehicle in Palmyra. The pursuit went west on US 150 through Washington County and into Orange County where it reached Rego.

The suspect vehicle dead-ended on County Road 820 South, turned around and faced the deputy. Police say the deputy exited his vehicle and ordered the suspect at gunpoint to stop.

The suspect vehicle proceeded forward toward the deputy. The deputy began firing his weapon and hit two suspects inside the vehicle through the windshield. The vehicle continued driving, hitting the deputy and throwing him onto the hood of his patrol car.

The deputy suffered injuries to his legs and back. He was taken to an area hospital to be treated and was later released.

Three suspects were taken into custody without further incident. The driver was shot in both hands and taken to a hospital in Louisville. The front seat passenger was shot in the abdomen and taken to a Louisville hospital for treatment. A third individual in the vehicle was not injured.

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