Police are looking for a person who shot at a Scott County Deputy this morning.
At approximately 5:45 am this morning, a deputy with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make a traffic stop on an A.T.V. (4-wheeler) near State Road 256 and Terry Road in rural Scott County.
As the deputy attempted to make the traffic infraction stop the A.T.V. fled turning down a side street where the deputy lost sight of the A.T.V. and canceled the pursuit.
Shortly thereafter, the deputy observed the A.T.V. traveling through a field on the Northside of State Road 256.
The deputy attempted to stop the A.T.V. again and the driver of the A.T.V. and the deputy got into a foot pursuit.
While running towards the suspect on foot the deputy heard what was believed to be gunshots.
The deputy fired shots back towards the suspect as he began taking cover.
A perimeter was set up and attempts to locate the driver of the A.T.V. were unsuccessful.
As of this time, the suspect has still not been located.
The suspect was thought to be wearing blue jeans and a gray t-shirt.
The suspect fled north of State Road #256 between the county roads of Terry Road and Whitsitt Road in rural Scott County.
The A.T.V. was abandoned by the driver and police are looking for help from the public to identify the person the A.T.V. could belong to, (photo attached).
If anyone knows who the A.T.V. belongs to or if anyone saw anything this morning in the pursuit area please contact the Indiana State Police at 812-246-5424 or the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at 812-752-5550.
There is no reason to believe the general public is in any danger at this time. The officer was not injured however it is unknown if the suspect was injured.
The Indiana State Police have been called in with Evidence Technicians and Detectives to continue the investigation.