Man holding gun shot by officer in Hammond, police say


HAMMOND, Ind. — Indiana State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Hammond.

Police said the shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. Thursday near Rhode Island Avenue and Orchard Drive after a short stand-off between a Hammond police officer and a man inside a vehicle.

According to Indiana State Police, someone called 911 and reported a crash and vehicle fire. When officers arrived to the scene, they found a man inside a SUV who refused to exit the vehicle.

After some time, he exited the SUV with a gun in his hand, according to police.

Neighbors told WGN they heard three shots fired.

The man was shot and transported in stable condition to a Chicago hospital, according to police. No officers were injured in the shooting.

The shooting is under investigation. The officer has been placed on paid Administrative Leave per department policy. 

Police said body camera footage has been turned over to Indiana State Police.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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