Man accused of shooting officer out of hospital, arrested

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The man accused of shooting DeKalb County Sheriff Deputy Todd McCormick after a traffic stop in Garret in April has been released from an area hospital and is in police custody, according to Indiana State Police.

Deputy McCormick stopped Joshua Mumma for equipment violations on his vehicle on April 10th of this year. During the traffic stop, McCormick ran his K-9 partner around the outside of Mumma’s vehicle. The dog alerted and Mumma was asked to exit the vehicle, which he refused to do.

When McCormick opened the door to assist Mumma in exiting the vehicle, a physical altercation ensued inside the car.  It is alleged that Mumma pulled a .38 caliber handgun and pointed it at McCormick, who then drew his duty sidearm. 

Multiple shots were fired from Mumma’s handgun before the fight continued outside the car and onto the ground, according to a press release from the Indiana State Police.  

Police then say Mumma pointed his gun at Garrett Police Officer Alicia Castro and pulled the trigger, but a round was not fired.

Mumma and the officers then continued to struggle for control of McCormick’s guns until Castro shot Mumma with her duty sidearm and McCormick shot him with the .38 caliber. McCormick sustained severe injuries to both of his hands and Mumma was hospitalized for his injuries. Castro was not injured.

Police discovered more than 30 grams of methamphetamine inside of Mumma’s vehicle.

The actions of both McCormick and Castro were deemed reasonable by a DeKalb County Prosecutor and no charges were brought against them. Both have since returned to work.

Mumma was booked into the DeKalb County Jail. He’s facing multiple charges including two counts of attempted murder.

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