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Indiana State Police Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Last updated on Monday, May 14, 2018

(PORTER CO.) - The Indiana State Police were called by the Porter County Sheriff’s Department this morning to investigate an officer involved shooting that involved one of their officers.

At approximately 1:16 a.m., a deputy with the Porter County Sheriff's Department was responding to a call in the area of US 6 and 200 West when he clocked a motorcycle on US 6 doing 80 miles-per hour.

The officer attempted to make a traffic stop and the driver of the motorcycle took off.

The officer (in a fully marked Ford Explorer county police car) pursued the orange Kawasaki "sport" motorcycle from US 6 to State Road 149 then to Lenburg Road.


The motorcycle lost control on one of the curves and hit an informational sign. The white male driver, tumbled out in front of the officer's patrol car and then took off running north into a wooded area.

As the motorcyclist was running he pulled out a gun and pointed it toward the officer. The 41-year-old officer and a four year veteran of the department, pulled out his issued police gun and shot multiple times. The motorcyclist continued running into the woods.

The officer was not injured.

A perimeter was set up and a search of the area resulted in the suspect not being found.

Police did find a semi-automatic gun in the woods.

Interviews with the officer involved is expected to be completed within the next 72 hours. At the conclusion of the investigation all information will be sent to the Porter County Prosecutor's office.

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