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 ISP detectives revealed that at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, officers from the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department and Wabash Police Department attempted to serve a search warrant at 309 W. Maple St., Apt. 3, Wabash. As officers were making entry into the residence, a deputy with the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department 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 man.
The man was taken 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.