Man who wounded cop dies in gunfight with police

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Authorities say a gunman ambushed a police officer during a traffic stop in an Indianapolis enclave, shooting him in the head before dying in a gunfight with other officers.

Indianapolis police spokesman Kendale Adams says Fortville Officer Matthew Fox tried to pull over a vehicle Friday night in northwest Hancock County, but the driver fled.

Police say the vehicle stopped in a subdivision in Lawrence, where the driver got out and shot Fox.

Police cornered the 27-year-old suspect in an apartment complex, where he opened fire with an assault rifle. Police say officers returned fire, killing the suspect. An Indianapolis officer's arm was grazed and a Lawrence police dog also was hit during the gun battle.

Adams says Fox was in good condition Saturday following surgery at an Indianapolis hospital.

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