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Indiana state trooper shot during confrontation

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Trooper Jarrod Lents, shot and wounded Monday in Montgomery, Ind. Photo from Indiana State Police. Trooper Jarrod Lents, shot and wounded Monday in Montgomery, Ind. Photo from Indiana State Police.

LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- An Indiana state trooper is being treated at an Evansville hospital, after sources say he was shot "multiple times" about two o'clock Monday afternoon, state police said.

The shooting happened along U.S. 50 in the town of Montgomery, Indiana, in Daviess County, about 90 miles northwest of Louisville.

Several southwestern Indiana media report Trooper Jarrod Lents, a nine-year ISP veteran, waved at other troopers as he was carried from a helicopter ambulance. His injuries apparently are not-life threatening.

Trooper Lents was wearing his protective vest.  State police said he was shot "multiple times" as he exchanged gunfire with "an unnamed suspect" during an armed robbery at a gun store.

A state police news release says the suspect, 60-year-old James D. Jones, died at the scene from shots Lents fired in the confrontation.

Trooper Lents has since been released from the hospital and is under the care of his family.

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