Waynetown-Detectives from the Indiana State Police at the Lafayette Post have been asked by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department to investigate an officer involved in a shooting from their department. The investigation stems from officers responding to an alleged drunk and disorderly subject at a residence in Waynetown at approximately 1:58 a.m. this morning.
Officers arrived to find a subject that appeared intoxicated and belligerent. Family members and friends left on their own accord or had been removed by officers to ensure their safety. As officers were preparing to leave the scene, the male subject came out of the residence with a weapon and allegedly pointed it in the direction of bystanders and officers. Responding to the aggression, a shot was fired by an officer striking the subject.
Officers immediately started first aid and medics were summoned to the scene. Subject was transported to Franciscan Hospital in Crawfordsville then air lifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with what appeared to be serious injuries. No officers or civilians were injured.
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.