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Officer shot in New Albany, suspect in custody

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Posted at 2:29 PM, May 30, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-30 21:22:21-04

NEW ALBANY — A police officer in New Albany was shot Tuesday morning during an exchange with a suspect.

Police said the officers was investigating a prior shooting in the city that occurred earlier on Tuesday morning in the 400 block of Green Street.

No person was injured in that incident, but officers were looking for a suspect.

At around 11:30 a.m., police said they located a vehicle matching the suspect's near the 1400 block of Grant Street. As officers approached the vehicle, the suspect got out and fled.

Officers pursued and the suspect fired a handgun at two officers, striking Corporal Andrew Byrne. Corporal Byrne then returned fire, striking the suspect.

Byrne was transported to a Louisville hospital for treatment.

Police said they believe the suspect also fired again at a third pursuing officers.

After evading officers, the suspect was eventually taken into custody around 12:30 p.m, police said.

Indiana State Police are leading the investigation. According to ISP, there is no ongoing threat to the community.

At this time, police said Corporal Byrne is listed in fair condition.

The suspect has been released from the hospital and is incarcerated at Jefferson County metro Correction in Louisville, pending his extradition to Indiana. He is being held on a warrant for three counts of attempted murder and resisting law enforcement.