HIGHLAND, Ind. — An officer was injured and another person was shot Friday afternoon at a shopping center in Highland, Indiana, according to authorities.
Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. said a security employee at Kohl’s recognized someone in the store who allegedly had a history of shoplifting and called 911.
Highland police responded around 2 p.m. in the 10300 block of Indianapolis Boulevard and an “altercation” took place near the person’s vehicle, Martinez said.
One officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the altercation and another officer shot the suspect in the hand, Martinez said.
The officer and suspect were taken to hospitals for treatment, Martinez said.
Two people, the man who was shot and his female passenger, are in custody in connection with the incident, Highland police said. Their identities haven’t been released.
Martinez said his office is handling the investigation at the request of the Highland Police Department.