Officer injured and K-9 killed in S. Indiana standoff - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

Officer injured and K-9 killed in S. Indiana standoff

Posted:

A police officer was injured and a K-9 unit killed in a shootout in Southern Indiana on Monday.  Police say they showed up at the Sellersburg home because of a call from the suspect's wife. 

Authorities planned to take him in for a psychiatric evaluation, but when they got there they say he pulled out two handguns and started shooting.

Police fell back, but a K-9 named Kilo stayed in the home.  Over 10 hours of a standoff, the suspect reportedly fired several shots.  One officer was shot in the leg and taken to a Louisville hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  SWAT teams eventually fired teargas into the home and the suspect surrendered around 9:30pm.

Witnesses say they're just happy to be alive.  "My sister, she told me to go in and lock the doors, and that a guy ran across her front yard and had a gun.  And then the next thing I heard was all these police cars coming up here and it was a policeman, I think it was a policeman, but the guy was talking and said they had him in a house up here," said neighbor Evelyn Tuttle

That wounded officer is recovering at a hospital.  Kilo was killed during the standoff.  

The suspect, 31-year-old Joshua Priddy is facing charges of Attempted Murder of a Police Officer, Causing the Death of a Law Enforcement Animal, Burglary, Residential Entry, Pointing a Firearm, and Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm.  He is currently being held in the Clark County Jail.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Special report: "Screen time, your kids & violence"

    Special report: "Screen time, your kids & violence"

    Lindsay Helman is a mom of three and a 3rd grade teacher. So she has a unique perspective on screen time, seeing it as an incredible educational tool, but one that can be downright dangerous.More >>
    Lindsay Helman is a mom of three and a 3rd grade teacher. So she has a unique perspective on screen time, seeing it as an incredible educational tool, but one that can be downright dangerous. More >>
  • Fatal motorcycle accident on US 20 in Elkhart

    Fatal motorcycle accident on US 20 in Elkhart

    A 42 year old Elkhart man was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle accident Sunday just before 11 AM. The motorcycle driver was driving his Harley Davidson eastbound on US 20, when he crossed the center line near CO RD 13. He collided with a vehicle traveling west.Police reports say witnesses suggested the man may have been driving around 70-80 miles per hour. He was found not wearing a helmet. The driver of the car had only minor scrapes as injuries. The Elkhart County Crash Investig...More >>
    A 42 year old Elkhart man was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle accident Sunday just before 11 AM. The motorcycle driver was driving his Harley Davidson eastbound on US 20, when he crossed the center line near CO RD 13. He collided with a vehicle traveling west.Police reports say witnesses suggested the man may have been driving around 70-80 miles per hour. He was found not wearing a helmet. The driver of the car had only minor scrapes as injuries. The Elkhart County Crash Investig...More >>
  • Tips to protect yourself after multiple cases of credit card fraud in Mishawaka

    Tips to protect yourself after multiple cases of credit card fraud in Mishawaka

    Police say someone has been stealing debit and credit card information then going on shopping sprees at businesses in Mishawaka, Elkhart, Plymouth, and South Bend. As police work to solve the string of ID-thefts, there are some things you can do to protect yourself from fraud. Francisco Za Vala woke up sunday morning to a call from his credit card company. They asked if he had made $750 worth of purchases in Elkhart. He hadn't. He says someone stole his card information.More >>
    Police say someone has been stealing debit and credit card information then going on shopping sprees at businesses in Mishawaka, Elkhart, Plymouth, and South Bend. As police work to solve the string of ID-thefts, there are some things you can do to protect yourself from fraud. Francisco Za Vala woke up sunday morning to a call from his credit card company. They asked if he had made $750 worth of purchases in Elkhart. He hadn't. He says someone stole his card information.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.