PORTER COUNTY, Ind. — A Valparaiso man was flown to a Chicago hospital after being wounded Wednesday during a shootout with police.
Porter County Police arrived at the home of 58-year-old James Filby at around 2 p.m. with a warrant for his arrest. The warrant for Filby included charges of child molesting, vicarious sexual gratification, attempted sexual battery, and sexual battery.
Filby met the officers outside his home and pulled out a gun.
Shots were fired by both Filby and an officer, according to Indiana State Police.
Filby was injured during the shootout and flown to Chicago by helicopter. His current injury status is unknown.
Neither the Porter County Sheriff’s Office nor the State Police has identified the officer involved in the shooting.
Indiana State Police are investigating.
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