UPDATE: Indiana Police Officer Dies in Overnight Shooting

Deputy Carl Koontz; Photo: www.cincinnati.com

Deputy Carl Koontz; Photo: www.cincinnati.com

An Indiana police officer has died as a result of injuries sustained in an overnight shooting. Another officer was shot and injured as well.

Howard County Deputy Carl Koontz, 27, and Sgt. Jordan Buckley, 35, were attempting to serve an arrest warrant just after midnight in the town of Russiaville.

When no one answered the door, the officers made entry and were immediately met by gunfire. The injured officers were transported to Indianapolis for treatment; however, Deputy Koontz ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Sgt. Buckley is listed in stable condition.

SWAT teams eventually made entry into the residence and confirmed that a dead man was found inside. No further details have yet been released.

Deputy Koontz is survived by a wife and 8-month old child.

UPDATE: Police have still not released the identity of the shooting suspect found dead in the trailer where officers were attempting to serve the arrest warrant. Howard County Sheriff Steven Rogers said, "We’re really not certain on the exact identity of this individual. We’ve been told that the name on the warrant may not correspond with the name of the individual in the trailer. Again, we’re waiting to find that information out."

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