Gary officer shoots knife-wielding man in Northwest Indiana

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GARY, In. — A Gary officer shot a man who charged at him with a knife in Northwest Indiana, police said.

Officers were called to the GoLo gas station on the 4300 block of East Dunes Highway around 5:40 a.m. Monday, after reports of a man acting aggressively.

Upon arrival, officers came in contact with a man armed with a knife. The offender charged an officer, who then discharged his weapon and shot the man.

The offender was subdued and transported to a hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown.

The officer was unharmed and no other injuries were reported.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.


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