A Seymour Police officer is on paid administrative leave after shooting and injuring a man they said was acting erratically inside his home located in the 1500 block of Westgate Road in Seymour.
It began when Seymour Police officers responded to 80-year-old Alvin Otte’s home.
The report said Otte was thought to have been in possession of a gun and a knife and had possibly fired the weapon inside his home.
Several Seymour officers were at the scene and Indiana State Police said those officers heard additional shots coming from inside the home. Otte was alone inside the home.
ISP said Otte exited the front of the home and raised a rifle toward the officers.
That is when Officer Michael Payne, a five year veteran of the Seymour Police Department, fired a shot at Otte, according to ISP.
Otte was injured in the arm and that caused him to put the weapon down.
Otte was then taken into custody and first aid was administered; he was treated for his injury at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
His injury is non-life threatening. Otte was released from the hospital before a medical evaluation was conducted.
ISP’s investigation in to the officer-involved shooting is ongoing.