Have you ever wondered what happens when you get into your lover’s quarrel? You get shot by the police. Joke aside, this is what happened to a man from Putnam County after he got in a rather fiery argument with his girlfriend, the person with whom he shared a home. A Putnam Deputy had to shoot the man twice in the abdomen in an attempt to disarm him.
The events that led to a Putnam Deputy shooting an armed suspect began when two deputies accompanied by special deputy responded to a 911 call. According to the county’s Sheriff’s office, the call originated from a residence situated at the intersection of 490 West and South U.S 36.
When the police arrived at the scene, they’ve discovered that the call was placed by a woman who fled to her neighbor’s house, after being threatened by her boyfriend. The deputies in charge of the case said that the woman showed signs of trauma, and went to her house in an attempt to solve the couple’s conflict.
After arriving at the woman’s house, the officers knocked on the door. Several minutes later, the officers were greeted by an intoxicated male who has held a gun in his right hand. The deputies told the man to put the gun down and refused to comply.
Seeing that his colleagues were in danger, one of the deputies drew out his gun and shot the suspect twice in the abdomen. After subduing the suspect, the three Putnam deputies alerted the paramedics working at Putnam County Operation Life, who managed to stabilize the man.
However, the male suspect had to be airlifted to the IU Health Methodist Hospital, as his condition was critical. According to the county’s Sheriff’s Office, during the incident, there were two young children inside the house. Fortunately, they were not hurt during the fire exchange.
At the moment, the Sheriff’s Office is investigation the Putnam Deputy who opened fire on the man. As for the reason why the man became violent, threatening to murder his wife, the facts are still unclear.
Moreover, the officials are still not sure about what were the man’s intention when he came to greet the law enforcement officers with a gun in his hand. The man who was shot two times in the abdomen is in critical condition, but stable.
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