Trooper fires shot at Kendallville bank robbery suspect who rammed vehicle, Indiana State Police say

A 21-year veteran of the Indiana State Police Department was involved in shooting his weapon while trying to apprehend a bank robbery suspect Saturday morning, according to police.

According to a preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police detective Shane Neuenschwander the following occurred:

At around 10:07 a.m. several officers responded to a reported bank robbery at the Campbell and Fetter Bank on 135 E. North St. in Kendallville.

The suspect fled the bank parking lot in a car. The Indiana State Police trooper blocked the suspect’s path at U.S. 6 and Indiana 3, using his 2016 Dodge Ram police pickup. However, the suspect purportedly accelerated his car and rammed the police truck in the driver’s side. The officer fired one shot from his Sig Sauer police handgun as the suspect vehicle fled southbound on Indiana 3. The suspect was not hit.

Eventually the suspect was captured by other officers after his vehicle hit stop sticks near Old Indiana 8 and Indiana 3.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the lead investigating agency on the bank robbery.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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