UPDATE – Daviess County, Montgomery, IN:
Shortly after 1:35 this afternoon Trooper Jarrod Lents, a nine year veteran of the Indiana State Police responded to a report of a disturbance at the Black Oak Armaments Gun Shop located in Montgomery, IN. Preliminary investigation indicates an armed robbery was in progress and gunfire was exchanged between Trooper Lents and the unnamed suspect.
Indications are Lents was struck multiple times, but his injuries were reported as non-life threatening. Lents was transported by medical helicopter to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, but has since been released from the hospital and is now under the care of his family.
The suspect, identified as James D. Jones, 60, of Shoals, IN. died at the scene as a result of the gunfire exchange.
Jones’ family has been notified.
This investigation is ongoing.
The Indiana State Police does not take the loss of life lightly. It is regretable the actions of Mr.Jones resulted in his death. The Indiana State Police offers condolences to the extended Jones Family for their loss.
The Indiana State Police also expresses our thanks and gratitude to the public’s many expressions of well wishes for the speedy recovery of Trooper Lents.