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Officials investigating after Greendale, Indiana police officer shoots armed suspect

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana State Police say officials are investigating after an armed suspect was shot by an officer from the Greendale, Indiana Police Department.

This is according to a release from Indiana State Police. Officials say the shooting happened Saturday just after midnight as Greendale Police were pursuing an armed robbery suspect. Greendale, Indiana is about 30 miles west of Cincinnati.

Indiana State Police say Greendale Police were initially called to a Burger King, located at 702 Lorey Lane on Friday around 11 p.m. on a report of an armed robbery. 

When police got there, officers were directed towards a wooded area where the suspect, 30-year-old Richard McCracken, had last been seen.

During a search of the area, a Greendale Police officer located McCracken. Authorities say a confrontation took place between the officer and McCracken, who was armed with a knife.

Investigators say McCracken was shot by the officer at least one time. He was taken to the University of Cincinnati Hospital by air ambulance for treatment. Officials say his injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

Police have not revealed the name of the officer who shot McCracken.

Greendale Police are continuing to investigate the armed robbery charges are being pursued against McCracken.

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