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


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.

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