Child molestation suspect shot by police in Porter County

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PORTER COUNTY, Ind. — While serving a warrant Wednesday afternoon in rural Porter County, a man wanted for child molestation was shot by police in an exchange of gunfire.

At around 2 p.m., Porter County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at a residence in the 100 block of South 450 West. During an officer’s initial encounter, police said James Filby, 58, produced a handgun and exchanged shots with police.

Filby sustained injuries that required him to be airlifted to Chicago, Indiana State Police said.

At the time of the shooting, police were serving a warrant for Filby that included charges of child molesting, vicarious sexual gratification, sexual battery and attempted sexual battery.

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