State trooper shot during standoff in southern Indiana

State trooper shot during standoff in southern Indiana
An Indiana State Trooper was shot in the leg during a standoff with an armed suspect near Madison, Indiana, according to ISP. (Source: Sgt. Stephen Wheeles/ISP/Twitter)

MADISON, Ind. (FOX19) - An Indiana State Trooper was shot during a standoff with an armed man Saturday morning near Madison, Indiana.

Troopers responded to the 8000 block of East State Road 56 around 2:30 a.m. following reports of a man firing shots inside a home.

Officers got other people in the home to safety and determined that Wade R. Roark, 59, was still inside, according to a news release from Indiana State Police.

The release states that Roark continued to fire shots inside the home throughout the morning.

A spokesperson for ISP says one of those shots, fired around 8 a.m., hit a member of the SWAT team — Master Trooper Joseph Livers — in the leg while he was positioned outside the home.

Another trooper returned fire but Roark was not hit.

An Indiana State Trooper was shot during an armed suspect near Madison, Indiana early Saturday. A news release from Indiana State Police identifies the suspect as Wade R. Roark
An Indiana State Trooper was shot during an armed suspect near Madison, Indiana early Saturday. A news release from Indiana State Police identifies the suspect as Wade R. Roark (Source: Indiana State Police)

Soon after Roark walked out of the home and was taken into custody, the news release states.

Emergency personnel helped the wounded trooper who was taken to King’s Daughter’s Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

An ambulance then took him to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for further treatment.

State police say Master Trooper Livers, 59, sustained serious, but non life-threatening, injuries to his lower left leg. He underwent surgery at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Roark is held at the Jefferson County Jail on attempted murder, aggravated battery, battery and criminal recklessness charges.

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