FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — A man is in the hospital after he was shot by a police officer who was responding to gun fire early Sunday morning in Fort Wayne.
Just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the area of South Hanna Street and East Maple Grove Avenue.
Officers say as they were making their way to the area they heard "a substantial amount of gunfire."
FWPD said once officers arrived at the area, the shooting continued between various groups.
One officer was reportedly confronted by a man armed with a gun and shot him.
"The officer was forced to engage the suspect to preserve his life and that of the surrounding public," The police department said in a statement.
The officer was not injured in the shooting.
The suspect who was shot was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Investigators say once the suspect is able to leave the hospital, he will be interviewed and preliminary charges will be pending.
It is unclear if anyone was arrested in this shootout.
This shooting remains under investigation by authorities in Allen County and the Indiana State Police.