Jackson County, Ind. deputy recovering after ambushed, shot


by WHAS11


Posted on May 9, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Updated Friday, May 9 at 6:37 PM

JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. (WHAS11) -- A Jackson County, Ind. sheriff's deputy, Rick Meyer, is recovering after he was ambushed and shot Thursday night, May 8.

The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 5800 block of SR 39 in Crothersville.

Police said Meyer noticed a suspicious man, who was identified as Alexandrew Mullikin, carrying plastic gas cans and bags and he began questioning the suspect. Meyer handcuffed Mullikin and that's when police said a second suspect, who was identified as Isiah Rogers, came out from under a bridge and shot multiple times.

About 25 units responded to help Meyer.

Meyer was hit twice, police said, and was air-lifted to an Indianapolis hospital.

"The one bullet was basically a clean-through, struck no bone, just through the officer, and, uh, the other one did go up through the officer and lodged in his clavicle. And my understanding is they are going to leave the bullet in, and they released him from the hospital and he should be home by now," Jackson County sheriff Michael Carothers said.

Police said Meyer was able to draw his gun and shot Roger once in the arm. Roger was also taken to an Indianapolis hospital.

Roger and Mullikin were taken into custody.

Police said Roger will be charged with the attempted murder of a police officer.