Two Indiana Police Officers Shot By Gunman

Gary, IN - Two police officers were shot by a barricaded suspect on Monday.

The incident started around 1:30 p.m. when Merrillville police officers were conducting an investigation in the 2500 block of Waverly Drive, according to WGN.

Officers made contact with the suspect and he retreated into a residence.

The officers then called in the Gary Police Department SWAT team, according to WMAQ.

The SWAT steam attempted negotiations for two hours before making the decision to enter the home.

Upon entry, one officer was shot in the chest and arm, and a second officer was shot in the stomach and chin.

The suspect was subsequently destroyed in the gunfight.

Both officers were transported to the hospital and are in stable condition.

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flybynight
flybynight

#rolltape

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

“ The suspect was subsequently destroyed in the gunfight.”

I like that wording.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

What was the evidence of probable cause presented in the arrest warrant application? What did police say to the person before he "retreated into the residence"? Was it his own residence? Was he in the residence when police officers first showed up to investigate the "matter"?

#rolltape

219lifelong
219lifelong

once you have disregarded the commands of the police and/or point a gun at them you are no longer a victim. Healing prayers to the officers and thank you for your service.

bronx163
bronx163

Love how they wrote perp was subsequently destroyed. Fucking awesome.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspect.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Scary

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

When law enforcement officers who are not armed with a warrant knock on a door, they do no more than any private citizen might do. And whether the person who knocks on the door and requests the opportunity to speak is a police officer or a private citizen, the occupant has no obligation to open the door or to speak. Cf. Florida v. Royer, 460 U. S. 491, 497–498 (1983). (“[H]e may decline to listen to the questions at all and may go on his way”). When the police knock on a door but the occupants choose not to respond or to speak, “the investigation will have reached a conspicuously low point,” and the occupants “will have the kind of warning that even the most elabo- rate security system cannot provide.” Chambers, 395 F. 3d, at 577 (Sutton, J., dissenting). And even if an occu- pant chooses to open the door and speak with the officers, the occupant need not allow the officers to enter the prem- ises and may refuse to answer any questions at any time.

Dra71
Dra71

This local "reporter" made it sound like the Police were at fault in his initial tweet. Not a great idea to write before you know the facts.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

nwi.com is now reporting that police had an arrest warrant issued 24 September 2019 based on some alleged crimes from 2018. If true, this would seem to justify the forcible law enforcement entry.

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

A 13 percenter involved. Not surprised