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Man wounded after jail van escape, firing shots at police

Man wounded after jail van escape, firing shots at police
Man wounded after jail van escape, firing shots at police(MGN)
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 11:30 PM CDT
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KENTLAND, Ind. (AP) - State police say a 36-year-old man has been shot and wounded by officers after escaping from a jail transport van in western Indiana and later firing shots from an apartment he ran into.

Police said Jayme Lopez of Gary fled about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday after arriving at the Newton County Jail in Kentland from a jail in Iroquois County, Illinois.

Troopers located Lopez about 1 p.m. at an apartment building in Kentland. A sheriff’s tactical unit was called in and began negotiations.

A short time later, shots were fired from the apartment. A tactical unit officer returned fire, striking Lopez who then surrendered. Lopez was being treated at a hospital.

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