Members of the Indiana State Police have confirmed that a State Trooper was shot responding to a robbery at a Daviess County, IN gun store.
State police say Trooper Jarrod Lents, a nine-year veteran, responded to the incident at the Black Oak Armaments Gun Shop located in Montgomery, IN, just east of Washington.
Troopers say Lents exchanged gunfire with 60-year-old James D. Jones, of Shoals, and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. State police tell 14 News Jones was killed as a result of the exchange of gunfire.
Lents arrived, Monday afternoon, by helicopter at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
Our reporter on the scene said that the injured trooper raised his arm to wave at officers who showed up to wait for his arrival.
Upon learning that Indiana State Trooper Jared Lents was shot multiple times while responding to the call, Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement.
"I am relieved to learn that Trooper Jared Lents' injuries are not life-threatening. Our prayers go out to him, and I am reminded of the risks those who wear the uniform take every day, and of their courageous service to the people of Indiana."
Trooper Lents has been released from Deaconess and is under the care of his family.
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