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Officer Shot In The Head

Last updated on Monday, March 26, 2007

(SOUTH BEND) - A South Bend police officer was shot in the head Sunday night.

Police say a bullet grazed the side of Corporal Kelly Waite's head as he was conducting a routine search through vacant homes for illegal activity.

Waite and another officer discovered a man in one of the homes. They say he opened fire on the officers. The officers returned fire and hit the gunman who then fled to a nearby home.

Waite and the suspect were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening wounds.

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