Deputy critically injured after being shot while on duty in southwestern Indiana

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NEW HARMONY, Ind. — A county deputy from southwestern Indiana was shot and seriously injured while on duty Saturday evening, authorities said.

Several officers responded to a welfare check just before 7 p.m. in New Harmony near the Illinois border when a male homeowner allegedly started firing a weapon toward the officers. They returned fire, according to Indiana State Police.

A Posey County deputy was “shot and critically injured,” according to police. The man inside the residence was also struck.

Both were being treated at a hospital in Evansville.

Indiana State Police didn’t release further details, saying the incident remained under investigation.

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