Indiana state trooper injured by gunfire while responding to robbery

Trooper returned fire, killing suspect

MONTGOMERY, Ind. - An Indiana state trooper was injured Monday afternoon when an armed robbery suspect opened fire.

Jarrod Lents, who's been with Indiana State Police for nine years, was responding to an armed robbery at a Montgomery, Ind., gun store when he was shot.

Police said Lents was struck multiple times before returning fire, killing the suspect.

The suspect was identified as James Jones, 60, of Shoals, Ind.

Lents was taken to a hospital in Evansville with non-life-threatening injuries. He was released Monday night.

"I am relieved to learn that Trooper Jarrod Lents' injuries are not life-threatening. Our prayers go out to him, and I am reminded of the risks those who wear the uniform take every day, and of their courageous service to the people of Indiana," Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement.

ISP is still investigating the incident.
 

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