NW Ind. police officer shot responding to robbery

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Northwestern Indiana police say a Hammond police officer shot three times while responding to a bank robbery remains in stable condition following Friday's attack.

Hammond police spokesman Lt. Richard Hoyda said Saturday the 34-year-old officer is expected to recover from his wounds. The Times of Munster and the Post-Tribune of Merrillville report the officer suffered three gunshot wounds to one of his legs.

Police haven't released the name of the officer, who's been on the force 13 months.

Two men believed involved in the armed robbery of a BMO Harris Bank branch and the officer's shooting were arrested Friday following a brief high-speed car chase.

David Hardin and Brealon Miller were charged with armed bank robbery Friday afternoon in federal court in Hammond. Both are 24 and from Gary.

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