Indiana officer critically wounded in traffic stop shooting

Richmond Police Department Officer Seara Burton and K-9 Brev
Richmond Police Department Officer Seara Burton and K-9 Brev(Indiana State Police)
Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 9:02 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an eastern Indiana police officer was critically wounded and a man was injured in a shootout following a traffic stop.

State police say Richmond Police Department Officer Seara Burton responded to a call about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday from other officers to assist with the stop involving a man who was riding a moped.

Burton stopped the 47-year-old rider and Burton’s K-9 partner indicated the possible presence of narcotics. While police were speaking with the man, he allegedly pulled out a gun and shot at police, wounding Burton.

Other officers returned fire and the man was apprehended following a brief foot chase. Burton, a four-year veteran of the Richmond department, was hospitalized in Dayton, Ohio.

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