ISP Investigating Police Involved Shooting

Updated: Nov 26, 2021

Wabash – The Indiana State Police, at the request of the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, is investigating a police officer-involved shooting in which a 51-year-old man was injured.


The preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police detectives revealed that yesterday, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers from the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department and the Wabash Police Department attempted to serve a search warrant at 309 West Maple Street, Apt. 3, Wabash, IN. As officers were making entry into the residence, a deputy with the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department purportedly saw a 51- year-old man inside with what appeared to be a handgun. The officer fired at least one shot from his department-issued handgun hitting the 51-year-old man.



The 51-year-old man was transported to a Fort Wayne hospital. His medical condition is unknown. No one else was injured in the incident.


Officers were serving the search warrant as part of an active narcotics investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation. No further information will be released at this time.

Upon completion of the investigation, information will be forwarded to the Wabash County Prosecutor’s Office for review.



THANKSGIVING PURSE AND WALLET SALE


UPDATE- Detectives from the Indiana State Police are conducting an ongoing investigation into a police officer-involved shooting, in which a 51-year-old man suffered at least one gunshot wound.

The ongoing investigation has revealed that officers from the Wabash Police Department and the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department were serving a search warrant, as part of a narcotics investigation, on 309 West Maple Street, Apt. 3, Wabash, IN. Officers repeatedly announced their presence and that they were there to serve a search warrant.

There was no answer at the door. Officers then breached the front door. Before making entry into the residence, officers purportedly observed a 51-year-old man holding what appeared to be a handgun. Officers gave multiple commands for the man to drop the gun. He failed to comply. A deputy with the Wabash County Sherriff’s Department fired multiple shots from his department-issued handgun, striking the 51-year-old man at least once.

The 51-year-old man was transported to a Ft Wayne hospital. He is currently in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.

Further investigation revealed that the gun that the 51-year-old man was holding was a realistic replica airsoft handgun. There was no orange tip, and the muzzle has the same diameter and shape as a real handgun.

This is an ongoing investigation. No further information will be released at this time.






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