suspect also died in the gunfire, they added.
Deputy Carl Koontz, 27, of the Howard County Sheriff's
Department, died at a hospital after being shot in Russiaville,
a town about 50 miles north of Indianapolis, police said. Deputy
Sergeant Jordan Buckley was in stable condition at a hospital.
The deputies were shot after they knocked on the door of a
residence to serve the warrant, police said. They then returned
"With an extremely heavy heart I'm sorry to report Deputy Carl
Koontz has succumbed to his wounds," State Police spokesman
Sergeant John Perrine said on his Twitter feed.
Koontz had been with the State Police for nearly three years,
while Buckley was a nine-year veteran, Perrine said.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence directed state facilities to fly
flags at half-staff in honor of Koontz's "service and
sacrifice," he tweeted.
Koontz is survived by his wife and a young son, the Indianapolis
Star newspaper reported.
(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by
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