Indiana State Police car with crime tape

Pictured: an Indiana State Police cruiser with crime tape. (WDRB/file)

WABASH, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a 51-year-old man while serving a search warrant at an apartment, police said Wednesday.

The man was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital after Tuesday night's shooting in Wabash. His condition was not immediately known, said Indiana State Police, the agency that is investigating the shooting.

The shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. as officers with the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department and the Wabash Police Department were entering an apartment residence to serve a search warrant for a narcotics investigation, police said.

A sheriff's deputy shot the man after he “purportedly saw a 51- year-old man inside with what appeared to be a handgun," state police said in a news release.

The deputy fired at least one shot from his department-issued handgun, striking the man.

State police said the agency's investigation is ongoing and that no additional information on the shooting would be immediately released.

Wabash is located about 75 miles (121 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis.

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