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Man Accused of Shooting Owensboro Officer and Stealing Police Car Captured in Indiana

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The Rockport man is a suspect in an Owensboro robbery

A man is in custody after allegedly shooting an Owensboro police officer and stealing the officer’s patrol car. WNIN’s John Gibson has the story:

Owensboro Police said a robbery suspect shot an officer during a physical altercation in the 1800 block of Triplett Street just before 9:00 Saturday night.

OPD spokesman Andrew Boggess said the suspect then stole a police cruiser and fled across the Blue Bridge into Spencer County.

An ambulance took the officer to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with what police said were non-life-threatening injuries.

Indiana State Police say officers found the police car abandoned near Rockport, launching what the ISP called an “intensive search.”

Police said investigators received word that the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Bronson Lindsey of Rockport, was at a home with family members on State Road 161.

Police went to the home, set up a perimeter, and spoke to the homeowners, who told them Lindsey was there.

Officers arrested Lindsey and took him to the Spencer County Jail.

He faces numerous charges including robbery, assault on a police officer, and wanton endangerment.

Police said Lindsey is a convicted felon.