Suspect now in custody after police say he shot at an officer
FREMONT, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Police are investigating after a man shot at a police officer at a Fremont Travelers Inn before barricading himself in the room, closing State Road 120.
He is now in custody.
Indiana State Police and Angola Police said they were called and asked to do a welfare check at a specific room at the Travelers Inn off of State Road 120 in Fremont. Police said the call came in around 10:50 a.m., and shots were fired shortly after.
Officers said when they got there, someone from inside of the room shot at the officer. We are not sure whether or not the door was open or closed when shots were fired.
Luckily, the officer was not hit and is not injured.
The motel was evacuated, and the roads surrounding the motel are closed a mile in each direction. Nearby businesses were also advised to use their lockdown protocols.
The man who shot at the officer was barricaded inside of the motel with a large police presence surrounding the area.
At this time, State Road 120 is currently closed.