(Elwood, IN) on 06/09/2023, at 6:46 p.m., Indiana State Police Pendleton District Detectives were requested by Elwood Police Chief, Jason Brizendine, to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred in Elwood. Just before 3 p.m., Elwood officers responded to an alleged domestic battery that occurred between the 1300 and 1400 block of South L Street in Elwood. When officers arrived, they learned the suspect, Dakota McCreary, 26, of Noblesville, Indiana, fled into a nearby wooded area. Officers established a perimeter with the assistance of local agencies and attempted to locate McCreary. At approximately 6:30 p.m., an uninvolved citizen reported seeing McCreary near the 1200 block of South J Street. Officers responded to that area and located him.
Preliminary investigations determined when officers encountered McCreary, he was holding what officers believed to be a firearm. Officers gave multiple verbal commands for McCreary to drop the firearm. McCreary disregarded officers verbal warnings and pointed the firearm at officers. Patrolman Keegan Russell of the Elwood Police Department fired his department issued rifle at least twice, striking McCreary at least once. Patrolman Russell is a one year veteran and was training another officer. Neither officers received any injuries during the incident and were both officers were wearing body worn cameras.
After officers established the scene was safe, they immediately began to provide medical aid to McCreary. McCreary was transported by ambulance to Ascension St. Vincent Mercy in Elwood and later flown to Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. McCreary's condition is unknown at this time.
The information in this release is preliminary, this investigation is ongoing and there is no further information to release.
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Story generated from an Indiana State Police Press Release