LACONIA — An effort to arrest a man Friday afternoon led to the suspect getting shot by police.
A Harrison County Deputy was trying to arrest 28-year-old Michael Kerns, who was wanted in Kentucky and Indiana. However, when the deputy tried to arrest the man, investigators think Kerns ultimately picked up a shotgun and raised it at the deputy.
The officer shot Kerns in the shoulder. Police say the man was later taken to University Hospital in Louisville with non-life-threatening injuries.
Indiana State Police are now investigating. During this time, the deputy who shot Kerns will be on paid administrative leave.