Person in custody after motorcyclist points gun at deputy


Authorities in northwestern Indiana say they have a person of interest in custody after a motorcyclist crashed and pointed a gun at a sheriff’s deputy who then fired several times at the man.

Porter County Police Sgt. Jamie Erow tells The Northwest Indiana Times the person was detained Monday after a search warrant was served on a home north of Valparaiso.


The Indiana State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Porter County.

It happened shortly after 1 a.m. Monday when a deputy was responding to a call near U.S. 6 and 200 West. The deputy saw a motorcycle going 80 miles per hour and attempted to pull the driver over.

That’s when the orange Kawasaki motorcycle took off from U.S. 6 to State Road 149, then to Lenburg Road.

The driver of the motorcycle lost control on a curve and hit an information sign. He then took off on foot into a wooded area.

The motorcyclist pulled a gun and pointed it at the officer. The 41-year-old deputy then shot multiple times.

A semi-automatic gun was later found in the woods, but the motorcyclist is still at large..

The Porter County Sheriff’s Deputy was not injured in the incident.