A six-hour standoff in Speedway ended in a hail of gunfire and one man was taken to the hospital.
It started around 1 p.m. Thursday in the 1800 block of MacArthur Lane when a man wanted on a warrant refused to come out of a van. Police say the man was wanted on a probation violation in Knox County. When he was spotted in the Speedway neighborhood, police moved in.
Speedway Police Sgt. Mirantha Wilson said officers received a tip about the man's location. As they attempted to serve the warrant, he jumped into a van, where police spotted a gun.
"They shot gas first. Started approaching from behind the homes," said a shaken neighbor, Tim Davis." "Like I said, you could see the barrel of the gun pointed toward the officers and they did what they had to do."
"The subject exited the van, reached back into the van, grabbed a shotgun, pointed the shotgun at police at which time he was shot by multiple agencies, including Indiana State Police and Speedway Police Department," ISP Sgt. John Perrine said.
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State police were brought in about an hour into the standoff.
Davis watched it all from the home he recently purchased, thinking he was moving to a nicer, safer neighborhood.
"He predicted his ending and stuck to it. It's unfortunate he chose that route, but..." Davis said, his voice trailing off.
"What do you mean, he predicted it?" asked Eyewitness News reporter Kevin Rader.
"He said...you could hear him screaming back and forth with the cops, he 'won't be going back to prison'," Davis said. "He was adamant about that. We heard him earlier say he didn't want to go back to prison at all. I think he made a couple phone calls, he clearly was not going back to prison."
The gunman, identified as 57-year-old Doug Gaultney, was taken to Eskenazi Health, where he is listed in critical condition.
No officers were injured in the shooting.
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