DUGGER, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Update: Indiana State Police say a struggle over a gun during a fight between husband and wife led to the wife being shot and flown to an Indianapolis hospital for what police described as non-life-threatening injuries.
According to ISP, On Monday, Feb. 20 at approximately 5:30 p.m. the Sullivan County Prosecutor contacted them to assist with an investigation into an alleged shooting that had occurred in the 7600 block of East Laughlin Street in Dugger.
Investigating detectives found that a 31-year-old woman had been shot. Police said there had been a dispute that turned physical between the woman and her husband, 35-year-old Frank E. Hambrick Jr that resulted in a struggle over a gun. That struggle led to the gun firing and striking the wife.
Emergency officials provided the woman with medical assistance at the scene before she was flown to an Indianapolis hospital via helicopter.
Officers then placed Hambrick Jr. under arrest and charged him with criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony, and neglect of a dependent, a level 6 felony.
Assisting agencies included the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, the Dugger Town Marshall, Shelburn Town Marshall, the Sullivan County Department of Child Services as well as Susie’s Place.
ISP says this is an ongoing investigation, and upon completion of the investigation, a full report will be sent to the Sullivan County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
Original: Indiana State Police responded to a domestic situation this evening in Dugger that resulted in a woman being flown to Indianapolis for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
ISP Sgt. Matt Ames confirmed that they are working with local law enforcement on this case.
The investigation is ongoing.
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