June 7, 2018-ATF agents were “ambushed” as they conducted a raid in Gary, Indiana earlier today according to a statement from ATF Assistant Special Agent in Charge Brendan Iber. In a short statement released at 4:15 outside Methodist Hospital Northlake, Iber stated that the agent, who has not yet been identified, was in “critical but stable condition.” While the Agent has not yet been identified, Gazette sources say he is a 4 year veteran of the bureau based out of Chicago.
The incident began just before noon today near 6th and Kentucky streets in Gary. According to information obtained via the scanner, a call was broadcast at 12:02 p.m. that an Agent had been shot. Shortly after the call for the fallen officer, a call came in for a multiple vehicle accident at 21st and Broadway. A white vehicle with 4 occupants was identified as the suspect vehicle. Despite the activity at 21st and Broadway, agents and officers continued to search the area near 5th and Kentucky for additional suspects. According to information obtained from the scanner, two individuals were believed to be at large. An unprecedented police presence was seen in the area of 5th and Kentucky throughout the afternoon. Police say 21st and Broadway, the scene of the accident, will remain closed to traffic until at least 5:30 p.m. tonight.