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White County man killed, officer injured in exchange of gunfire

Deputies entered a White County home to arrest a suspect, and there was an exchange of gunfire. An officer and the suspect were both shot.

WOLCOTT, Ind. — A suspect was killed and a law enforcement official was injured in an exchange of gunfire in White County Tuesday evening. 

Indiana State Police, which is leading the investigation into the officer-involved shooting, said the shooting happened in Wolcott, Indiana. 

White County sheriff's deputies, the Monon town marshal, and a Wolcott town deputy marshal went to the 400 block of West Anderson Street at 9:20 p.m. to serve an arrest warrant on Perry Boyd, 56, of Wolcott.  

When deputies arrived, Boyd went into the home. 

ISP said deputies entered the home, and there was an exchange of gunfire between the deputies and Boyd. 

The Wolcott town deputy marshal was shot during the exchange, as was Boyd. Deputies immediately began attending to their injuries until medics arrived. The Wolcott marshal was taken to a Lafayette hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Boyd was transported to a Monticello hospital, where a helicopter was waiting for his arrival. Boyd died of his injuries upon arrival to the hospital.

ISP said it won't be releasing the identities of the officers involved in the incident until the White County prosecutor has reviewed the completed case investigation.

White County is roughly 80 miles northwest of downtown Indianapolis.