PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Indiana State Police in Putnam County are investigating after a domestic battery call ended in a police involved shooting.
According to ISP, deputies were sent to the 6400 block of North County Road 490 West in Greencastle Thursday at 11:18 p.m. after reports of domestic abuse between a couple.
ISP said the call came from the girlfriend reporting domestic disturbance with her live-in boyfriend and father of her children.
When deputies arrived, they met with the female victim. Deputies said there were signs she was a battery victim.
After their conversation with the victim, they went to the home and knocked on the doors to investigate. ISP said they went to a lower level door of the home, where they came across 35-year-old Adam Wagner pointing a gun at them. ISP said that’s when one of the deputies shot the suspect twice in the torso.
The deputy who shot Wagner has been identified as 21-year-old Jefferey Freeman. He is a recent graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, and he has been a member of the department for night months.
The other two deputies involved were 32-year-old Anthony Brown, a nearly sixteen month member of the department, and 22-year-old Special Deputy Ian Zeffel, a nearly six week veteran of the agency. These two deputies did not fire their weapons.
No deputies were injured.
The suspect was treated on scene and then flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for serious wounds.
ISP said the couples toddlers were home at the time of the incident but were not injured.
Many interviews are ongoing at this time.