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NE Indiana deputy, man shot during gunfire at traffic stop

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GARRETT, Ind. (AP) - Indiana State Police say a sheriff's deputy and a man were shot in an exchange of gunfire during a northeastern Indiana traffic stop.

Sgt. Ted Bohner says the DeKalb County deputy was shot in a hand during Tuesday's night shooting in Garrett, about 20 miles north of Fort Wayne. He was released from a hospital Wednesday.

The man shot by the deputy was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday.

Police haven't released either man's name.

Bohner says a Garrett police officer had initiated a traffic stop when the deputy arrived as backup and exchanged gunfire with the suspect.

He says police are investigating what led up to the shooting, who fired the first shot and how many rounds were fired. He says it's unclear if the Garrett officer fired his weapon.

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