2 Gary police officers wounded, suspect killed in shootout

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GARY, Ind. (WTHR) - A suspect who barricaded himself in a Gary, Indiana residence was killed after he opened fire on members of a SWAT team.

Two police officers were wounded by the suspect before he was shot to death. Authorities say one officer survived a shot to the chest when his protective vest deflected the bullet. The second officer was hit in the chin and abdomen by shrapnel. Both were reported in stable condition.

Authorities didn’t identify the suspect or say why he was targeted by an investigation.

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