Sheriff: Deputy shot in pursuit won't survive

Three suspects have been taken into custody and one of them was shot by police.

Posted: Mar 2, 2018 12:27 PM
Updated: Mar 2, 2018 10:46 PM

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) - A central Indiana sheriff says a deputy who was shot while pursuing a suspect won't survive his wounds.

Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen said Friday afternoon 30-year-old Deputy Jacob Pickett was on life support at an Indianapolis hospital so his organs can be donated.

He says Pickett is married and has two young boys. Nielsen says Pickett joined the department about three years ago and became a canine officer.

He says called Pickett "an absolutely amazing person" and "warrior" who will be sorely missed by colleagues.

Nielsen says police believe 21-year-old Anthony Baumgardt shot Pickett during a Friday morning foot chase in the city of Lebanon northwest of Indianapolis after Baumgardt and two other men allegedly fled officers serving an arrest warrant for a fourth person.

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