Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Critical After Being Shot While Serving Warrant

Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot while pursuing suspects with outstanding warrants. Police returned fire and suspect Anthony Baumgardt, 21. was shot by police,

March 2, 2018-A Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy was airlifted from the scene after being shot during a chase in Lebanon, IN earlier today. According to a statement from the Indiana State Police, The Lebanon Police Department was originally on Yates Street to serve an active arrest warrant on Hillary Williams, wanted for residential entry at approximately 9:30 a.m. today. She was not located. While there they spotted John Baldwin Jr. who was known to have an active arrest warrant for Violation of Probation for Possession of a Syringe. “When ordered to stop Baldwin Jr. and two other people got into a silver Ford Focus and fled the scene. The officers began to chase the vehicle as it fled through the streets of Lebanon. A deputy from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office joined the pursuit to assist the officers. At approximately 9:39 a.m. the vehicle came to a stop on Indian Springs Road and the occupants fled on foot. While chasing one of the suspects the Boone County Deputy was shot.” The Deputy was flown by medical helicopter to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis in critical condition. The name of the deputy was not released at this time.

One suspect, 21 year old Anthony Baumgardt of Lebanon was wounded by officers. Another occupant of the vehicle, 55 year old John Baldwin Sr. fled on foot. Baldwin Jr., the driver, fled again in the silver Ford. He was later apprehended by officers on I-65 after another pursuit.

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