A Clay County Sheriff's deputy was shot in the leg Friday morning while serving a warrant in the woods just south of Clay City, according to Indiana State Police.
The deputy suffered non-life threatening injuries and was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital. The suspect remained at large as of early Friday afternoon.
The shooting occurred as deputies served a felony warrant to a person in a tent in the woods near State Road 59 and County Road 1250 South in Clay County about 10 a.m., according to ISP Sgt. Matt Ames. As police were on scene, the suspect fired a gun at a deputy, striking him in the leg.
Officials have not said what the warrant deputies were serving was for.
Deputies fell back from the location, the injured deputy was air-evacuated and other agencies, as well as a SWAT team, arrived on scene. Ames told IndyStar he did not know if the suspect fled or remained in the tent, but police had set up a large perimeter around the area.
The search area, Ames noted, "is not very big."
Officials ask the public to avoid the area of State Road 59 South and County Road 1250 South.
"If you see an officer, then you need to turn around and go back where you came from," Ames said.
No additional information about the shooting and search has been provided.
This story will be updated.
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