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Indiana trooper shot multiple times; suspect dies


Statement as issued Monday by the Indiana State Police:

Shortly after 1:35 this afternoon Tpr. Jarrod Lents, a nine year veteran of the Indiana State Police responded to the report of a disturbance at the Black Oak Armaments Gun Shop located in Montgomery, IN. Preliminary investigation indicates an armed robbery was in progress and gunfire was exchanged between Tpr. Lents and the unnamed suspect.

Indications are Tpr. Lents was struck multiple times, but his injuries are reported as non-life threatening. Tpr. Lents was transported by medical helicopter to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.

The suspect is reported to have died at the scene as a result of gunfire from Tpr. Lents.

This is an ongoing investigation. Updates to this initial release will come from Sgt. Curt Durnil later today.

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