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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