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Police gave first aid to man shot in standoff

Posted at 4:52 PM, Mar 31, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – A standoff between Speedway police and a man barricaded inside a minivan ended in gunfire Thursday night.

The standoff began around 1:10 p.m., when officers attempted to serve a warrant on 57-year-old Douglas Gaultney in the area of Cunningham Drive and 18th Street.

Gaultney was wanted out of Knox County on a probation violation warrant stemming from a possession of marijuana charge.

When officers tried to serve the warrant, the Gaultney reportedly brandished a shotgun at officers.

The standoff continued for hours and drew in assisting officers from IMPD and the Indiana State Police.

State police attempted to use tear gas and an armored police vehicle to get Gaultney to come out of his van.

Around 7 p.m., Gaultney exited the vehicle and pointed a shotgun at police. Officers then fired, striking and injuring him.

Immediately after the shooting, police began giving Gaultney life-saving aid. They applied two tourniquets to stabilize him before medics could help.

Police say he had gunshot wounds to the chest, abdomen and lower body. One of his legs required amputation.

On Tuesday, his condition was updated from critical to serious.

No police were injured in the exchange.


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