Mon June 24, 2013
Reports: Officer Shot in Sellersburg Standoff
Update: Authorities in southern Indiana have taken a suspect into custody after an hours-longstandoff during which a police officer was wounded and a K-9 unit apparently was killed.
Sellersburg Police Chief Russ Whelan says the suspect was taken into custody and was not injured, The Courier-Journal reports. The suspect was not identified, and Whelan says formal charges are pending.
Indiana State Police say an officer was being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries after being shot in the leg earlier in the day during the standoff. A police dog that was sent into the house did not return and police earlier said they believed it had been killed.
Earlier: Shots have been fired at the scene of a SWAT standoff in Sellersburg, and Indiana State Police say an officer and a police dog were shot, according to media reports.
The suspect has been barricaded inside a structure in the Hill-n-Dale neighborhood.
Local media are reporting the police officer who was shot arrived at University Hospital in Louisville, awake and moving around. There is no word on the condition of the K-9 officer.
We will have more on this story as it becomes available.