Shooter Opens Fire At Trooper's House And Cars While He Slept

An Indiana State trooper's police car and personal vehicle were shot while parked in front of his house.

Merrillville, IN – An Indiana State Police (ISP) trooper woke up to the sound of gunshots outside his home as a suspect opened fire on his vehicles.

At about 4:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the trooper was awakened by "what he thought were gunshots," ISP spokeswoman Sergeant Ann Wojas told the Chicago Tribune.

"He looked out his residence but saw nothing," Sgt. Wojas said.

The next morning, when the trooper was leaving his house, he went outside and discovered bullet holes in his personal vehicle, a 2005 Chevrolet Aztec, and in his police car, a 2014 Dodge Charger. The bullets had struck both vehicles in their front passenger doors.

Police said the bullet that struck the police cruiser ricocheted, and then hit the trooper’s house, WBBN reported.

Authorities were able to recover one bullet at the scene, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

"It appears to be a drive-by shooting with a semi-automatic weapon," Sgt. Wojas told the Chicago Tribune.

Sgt. Wojas said they received a report of “multiple shots being fired” from a neighbor who was taking his dog out at the time. She said several other people called 911 to report the same thing.

Nobody was injured in the shooting, police said.

Police were investigating and have asked for the public’s help. Anyone with information on the shooting at the state trooper’s house was asked to call Detective Brian McCall at 219-696-6242.

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bronx163
bronx163

The society is at war with the American police officer. President Trump needs to have feds invade these out of control cities and towns. Violence only understands violence. i

louisecompanion
louisecompanion

My former sister-in-law was a District Attorney in Nevada. She experienced something similar: a man with a weapon wound up in her front yard. Fortunately, the suspect was arrested. I hope they find the guilty thug. #WarOnCops

Scattered
Scattered

Yes something needs to be done and more awareness altho after the pure racism and hatred Obama showed it's finally a little calmer for all police officers I do believe. I am always aware if there is an officer around and not for the reason you might think. It's to make sure there is no funny stuff or that they are with a nut or outnumbered or anything. They protect us I protect them if need be.

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

We live in a sick society where no one respects authority and where most people whine about being a victim and deflecting their responsibility and accountability for their actions. LEO's cannot be everywhere or us and unfortunately we cannot always be there for them - but it you are a trained person of character and values - watch the back of our LEO's. The Officer you protect today just might be the one saving your ass next week.

Larrydcam
Larrydcam
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This coming from some criminal thug we can presume, granted there are a few bad ones out there & they are caught. But to lump all LEO’S into the all cops shoot innocent people is a crock. Grow the hell up & realize that Obama being the crooked ass he was started this shoot the cop campaine we can only hope a bullet finds his ass. We can then gain control of our streets from the liners crybabies who had their free ride taken away.

Bobby1874
Bobby1874

This is the trend brought to us By Obama's hug a thug administration, BLM, the NFL and the liberal press and last but not least the lawless democrats.

gfc1963
gfc1963
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Another BLM lover right?? Go out and do something then instead of talking about it! Go out and confront a cop face to face and see what happens. You'd piss in your pants.

Macca56
Macca56
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You are an idiot hope you never need the police because I wouldn't turn up

Hardball
Hardball
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I would love to hear about all the horrible misfortunes justicelover's had with police and how horribly he was treated. Sounds like just another punk thug to me.

LEO0301
LEO0301
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The actual facts involving police shootings don't support your narrative. Based on your comment I can only presume you've been arrested a few times in your miserable life. Care to share?

Chief retired
Chief retired

I would like to know how this asshole was able to post on this site. I was under the impression that it was for LEO’s only?

bronx163
bronx163

Chief this site is infected with soros shit bags. Trolling the site.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Chief retired no, this is a free public site. If you want an LEO only site, ask them to put up a paywall and login system. That would immediately get people like me off this site.

Blkhammer
Blkhammer

It's very sad that happen To That officer Regardless if he was a good cop are bad. Because there or a lot of good Police and they are just getting a bad name because of the bad ones.But the truth is we all have to die and that is when our true Judgment will come when we stand in front of God.

Hotcopone
Hotcopone

Glad no one was injured but the Trooper shouldn't be surprised at someone shooting at his "Aztec".. LOL I didn't know anyone who owned one of those and I'd be embarrassed to admit I owned one.. :) J/K

Palaile08
Palaile08

I’m not embarrassed to admit I own one, I’ve had it since 2008. Great car, great on mileage per gallon. Maybe because it’s a Pontiac! Didn’t know Chevy made the Aztec but good to know so I can get another one when this one dies since Pontiac is no more!

Princess3
Princess3

This is for Pro police. Whether currant, retired , civilians that are pro police. . Trolls are just a lovely bonus

b1rd
b1rd

Actually I'm glad this is an open site. There are a lot of good stories on here. Some people are just so miserable with their lives they try to find some sort of satisfaction in trying to ruin peoples day by posting really stupid comments. There are really only a few of these types of people and usually easily ignored. Personally I think it is fun showing them how little common sense they really have. It usually takes a while since they really are slow people.

Hi_estCumminsDiesel
Hi_estCumminsDiesel

Agreed. And once the animals are proactively sought out they start crying racism profiling etc BS. The cities that have the lowest crime all have one thing in common. Proactive law enforcement. Well two, more law abiding citizens. I'll leave your imagination to figure out which cities have more law abiding citizens. It aint Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Memphis.