A fugitive wielding a chainsaw approaches the deputy, who orders him to be put down. Instead, the fugitive grabs a shotgun and points it at the deputy – who then opens fire on the suspect.

An Indiana sheriff’s deputy last week shot and killed a fugitive who authorities said had a shotgun trained on the deputy who was trying to serve him warrants.

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Three fully uniformed Harrison County sheriff’s deputies in marked squad cars traveled Friday to a residence on North Tobacco Landing Road in Laconia to serve 28-year-old Michael W. Kerns, authorities, with active felony warrants from Kentucky and Indiana said.

Deputies arrived on site around 11:40 a.m. and headed to a detached garage at the rear of the residence — and there Kerns’ white pickup truck could be seen in front of the garage.

Deputy Sean O’Sullivan saw Kerns in the garage — and after the deputy made contact with the fugitive, Kerns began to approach O’Sullivan while holding a chainsaw.

O’Sullivan ordered Kerns to put down the chainsaw and come outside, but Kerns disobeyed and instead went to a room in the garage.

With that, the deputy entered the garage and continued to order Kerns to come outside, but Kerns went into the room in question and grabbed a shotgun.

O’Sullivan ordered Kerns to put down the shotgun, retreated from the garage, notified his fellow congressmen that Kerns was armed, and took cover behind Kerns’ pickup truck.

Kerns then ran out of the garage and raised the shotgun at the deputy, who responded by firing three 9mm rounds at Kerns, hitting him once in the right shoulder, authorities said.

Kerns was immediately taken into custody and the shotgun secured. No MP was hurt WAVE TV reported.

What happened next?

Kerns was taken to a hospital, after which the sheriff’s department asked detectives and crime scene investigators from the Indiana State Police to process the crime scene and investigate the shooting. All body cameras and in-car videos were turned over to state police, and O’Sullivan was placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation was ongoing.

Kerns was charged with possession of over 10 grams of methamphetamine with a firearm, intimidation, criminal recklessness, resisting law enforcement and displaying a firearm – all crimes, Harrison County Sheriff Nick Smith told TheBlaze on Wednesday. Smith added to TheBlaze that Kerns is behind bars.

(H/D: The police stand)

https://www.theblaze.com/news/chainsaw-wielding-fugitive-walks-toward-deputy-who-orders-him-to-put-it-down-fugitive-instead-grabs-shotgun-points-it-at-deputy-who-then-opens-fire-on-fugitive A fugitive wielding a chainsaw approaches the deputy, who orders him to be put down. Instead, the fugitive grabs a shotgun and points it at the deputy – who then opens fire on the suspect.

Laura Coffey

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