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Indiana deputy, suspect dead after gunfight

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the gunfight inside a mobile home that left a central Indiana sheriff’s deputy and a suspect dead and a second officer injured (all times local):

12:20 p.m.

A central Indiana sheriff says one of his deputies injured in a gunfight inside a mobile home has died.

Howard County Sheriff Steven Rogers says Deputy Carl Koontz died at an Indianapolis hospital after being shot about 12:30 a.m. Sunday at a mobile home in Russiaville (ROO’-shuh-vil), about 60 miles north of Indianapolis.

Koontz had been a deputy less than three years. Rogers says he had a wife and a child about 8 months old.

Indiana State Police say a second deputy, Sgt. Jordan Buckley, also was shot. He is in stable condition, and is alert and conscious.

Both officers had been wearing body armor.

An unidentified suspect was found dead inside the mobile home. Rogers says the deputies were serving arrest and search warrants when they were met with gunfire.

Deputy Carl A. Koontz, 27, of the Howard County Sheriff Department is seen in an undated photo provided by the Indiana State Police. Authorities say Koontz is one of two central Indiana sheriff's deputies who were shot while serving warrants. at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016, at a trailer park in Russiaville, which is about 60 miles north of Indianapolis. The officers, Koontz and Sgt. Jordan J. Buckley, were shot at when they went inside. Rogers says Koontz, who has been with the department for two years, had surgery and is in critical condition. Buckley, a nine-year veteran, is in stable condition.The suspected shooter, who has not been identified, died. (AP Photo/Indiana State Police)
Deputy Carl A. Koontz, 27, of the Howard County Sheriff Department is seen in an undated photo provided by the Indiana State Police. Authorities say Koontz is one of two central Indiana sheriff’s deputies who were shot while serving warrants. at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016, at a trailer park in Russiaville, which is about 60 miles north of Indianapolis. The officers, Koontz and Sgt. Jordan J. Buckley, were shot at when they went inside. Rogers says Koontz, who has been with the department for two years, had surgery and is in critical condition. Buckley, a nine-year veteran, is in stable condition.The suspected shooter, who has not been identified, died. (AP Photo/Indiana State Police)

10:35 a.m.

Police say two central Indiana sheriff’s deputies have been injured and a suspect is dead following a gunfight inside a mobile home.

Howard County Sheriff Steven Rogers said at a news conference that Sgt. Jordan Buckley and Deputy Carl Koontz were serving warrants at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Russiaville, about 60 miles north of Indianapolis, and were fired upon when they entered the home.

Rogers says other officers took Buckley and Koontz from inside the mobile home.

Rogers says Koontz, who has been with the department for more than 2½ years, had surgery and is in “very critical” condition. Buckley, a nine-year veteran, is in stable condition. Both men were wearing body armor.

The suspected shooter was found dead inside about two hours later.

8:10 a.m.

Authorities say two central Indiana sheriff’s deputies have been shot while serving warrants.

WXIN-TV reports that Howard County Sheriff Steven Rogers said at a news conference that Sgt. Jordan Buckley and Deputy Carl Koontz were serving arrest and search warrants at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday at a trailer park in Russiaville, which is about 60 miles north of Indianapolis.

The officers were shot at when they went inside. Both were taken to a hospital.

Rogers says Koontz, who has been with the department for two years, had surgery and is in critical condition. Buckley, a nine-year veteran, is in stable condition.

The suspected shooter, who has not been identified, died. Authorities say they don’t know whether he was killed in a shootout or from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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