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Gary police shoot armed man during confrontation, authorities say

Gary police shoot armed man during confrontation, authorities say

Gary Police Department officers shot an armed man who they said refused to follow their orders on the city's west side Sunday evening.

At 5:02 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a report of a man with a gun in the 2400 block of Roosevelt Street in the Small Farms apartment complex in Gary's Tolleston neighborhood, Gary Police Lieutenant Dawn Westerfield said in a news release.

"Upon the officers' arrival, they encountered a male armed with a gun," Westerfield said. "The male refused to follow officers' orders and shots were fired."

The man was shot and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, Westerfield said.

Westerfield declined to say if the suspect had also fired his weapon. No police were shot.

"No officers were injured in the incident," she said. "The Lake County Sheriff's Department will conduct the investigation. No further information is available at this time."

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