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.