Sheriff’s deputy in western Indiana shot, suspect sought


CLAY CITY, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana State Police said a Clay County Sheriff’s deputy was shot and multiple law enforcement agencies had responded to the site Friday morning.

The deputy has been transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, state police Sgt. Matt Ames said.

The incident occurred 6 miles south of Clay City on Indiana 59 near the New Brunswick Bridge.

Police are considering it an active scene. They said a suspect was armed with a rifle. Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

Clay City Junior-Senior High School and elementary school were on lockdown, Clay Community Schools officials said.

Clay City is 71 miles (114 kilometers) southwest of Indianapolis.

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