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Police: Indiana deputy shoots at motorcyclist who had gun

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a sheriff's deputy in northwestern Indiana fired multiple times at a motorcyclist who fled an attempted traffic stop, crashed and pointed a gun at the deputy.

Indiana State Police say the deputy with the Porter County sheriff's department clocked the motorcyclist going about 80 mph (129 kph) early Monday. The motorcycle sped away before losing control and hitting a sign. The rider got up and ran into a wooded area.

Police say the 41-year-old deputy fired at the motorcyclist after he pointed a gun at the officer. The motorcyclist fled and wasn't immediately captured.

The sheriff's deputy wasn't injured.

Police say a semi-automatic gun was later found in the woods. The shooting is under investigation and authorities are seeking help identifying and finding the motorcyclist.


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