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ISP identifies officer shot as Posey Co. deputy

Dispatch: Officer shot in New Harmony
Published: Sep. 18, 2021 at 7:17 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2021 at 9:47 PM CDT
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NEW HARMONY, Ind. (WFIE) - Posey County Dispatch confirms an officer was shot in New Harmony on Saturday evening.

According to Indiana State Police, the shooting happened on the 600 block of Short Street.

ISP officials tell 14 News the officer shot was a Posey County deputy.

State troopers say the Posey County Sheriff’s Office was called for a welfare check.

ISP officials say four deputies and a town marshall responded to the call, and that’s when a man started to fire at deputies. Once this occurred, state troopers say deputies returned fire.

Multiple agencies responded to the shooting, including the FBI.

State troopers say the deputy shot is being treated for his injury at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville.

We are told the deputy is “basically fighting for his life.”

ISP says the suspect is also being treated for a gunshot wound as a result of the incident.

We will update this article once more information is available.

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