Trooper recovering after deadly SW Ind. shootout Created by kblakeslee on 6/18/2013 12:28:36 PM
MONTGOMERY, Ind. (AP) _ State police say a trooper is out of the hospital after being wounded in a shootout in which he killed a man robbing a southwestern Indiana gun shop.
Police say Trooper Jared Lents was struck multiple times after responding to an armed robbery Monday afternoon at the Black Oak Armaments gun shop in the Daviess County town of Montgomery, about 50 miles northeast of Evansville. He was taken by helicopter to an Evansville hospital, but was released Monday night.
Sgt. Curt Durnil says 60-year-old James Jones of Shoals died in the exchange of gunshots.
Gov. Mike Pence's office released a statement expressing relief at the non-life-threatening nature of Lents' injuries and saying the governor's prayers go out to the trooper.
Lents has been a state trooper for nine years.