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Indiana Deputy Killed in Mobile Home Shootout

March 20, 2016  | 

Deputy Carl Koontz (Photo: Indiana State Police)
Deputy Carl Koontz (Photo: Indiana State Police)

A Howard County, IN, deputy was fatally shot while serving a warrant early Sunday morning, according to Indiana State Police.

Deputy Carl Koontz, 27, was hit in an exchange of gunfire around 12:30 a.m. at a trailer park on West Chandler Street in Russiaville. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and later died of his injuries. Koontz had been on the force for nearly three years, WISH TV reports.

Howard County Sheriff Department Sgt. Jordan Buckley, 35, was also shot. As of Sunday afternoon, he was in stable condition.

Indiana State Police said the suspect died of a gunshot wound.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Department and the Russiaville Town Marshall were attempting to serve a warrant for drug paraphernalia and an arrest warrant.


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kevCopAz @ 3/21/2016 11:08 PM

In 35+ years of police work, serving warrants and during all types of incidents, I hated these "trailers" more then any structure. There is no real safe tactical way barring full SWAT tactics that the average peace officer can us to approach this type of structure with much safety. I hate it. God rest his soul.

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