UPDATE: No charges filed regarding police shooting in Garrett

GARRETT, Ind. (AP) – A prosecutor says two northeastern Indiana law enforcement officers acted in self-defense in an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop.

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DeKalb County Prosecutor ClaraMary Winebrenner said Tuesday that DeKalb sheriff’s Deputy Todd McCormick and Garrett Officer Alicia Castro will not face charges in the April 10 shooting that left 41-year-old Joshua D. Mumma of Garrett critically wounded. Winebrenner said Mumma is currently recovering from his injuries.

Indiana State Police have said both officers were involved in a traffic stop because of an equipment violation and at some point, gunfire was exchanged. It remains unclear what led to the gunfire.

Deputy McCormick was shot in a hand during the exchange in Garrett, about 20 miles north of Fort Wayne. He was released from a hospital the following day.


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