DAVIESS COUNTY, Ind. -- An Indiana State Trooper has been injured in an apparent shootout that left one person dead.
Indiana State Police say a man, now identified as James D. Jones, walked into Black Oaks Armaments gun store in Washington, Ind. and demanded a gun in an apparent robbery attempt, but the store owner refused to give him one and called police instead. Jones, 60 of Shoals, Ind., and the store owner got into a verbal altercation and eventually shot at each other. The owner was not hit.
After the shootout in the gun store, the suspect walked outside where a State Trooper and Conservation Officers met him. Several shots were then exchanged in the parking lot.
The trooper, identified by police as Jarrod Lents, a 9-year veteran, was hit at least twice and the injuries he sustained are non life-threatening. The trooper was flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. Trooper Lents has since been released from the hospital and is now under the care of his family.
Jones was shot and killed, but who delivered the fatal shot is not being released.
This investigation is ongoing.