BROOKVILLE, Ind. — A Franklin County man is facing two counts of attempted murder after shooting his wife and a deputy, Indiana State Police said in a press release.
Police said shortly after midnight Friday a sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a man walking near US-52 and State Route 1 with a small child.
When approached by the deputy, that man, later identified as 31-year-old Gregory Guilfoyle, shot the deputy and the deputy returned fire, police said. The deputy's body armor stopped the gunfire from injuring him.
The child was not injured in the shooting, and police said the deputy is doing OK.
Police said Guilfoyle was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition. According to a court document, Guilfoyle was overheard telling a nurse he shot his wife in the head.
The Indiana State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred shortly after midnight in Franklin County, Indiana. I am heading to the scene and will have more information later this morning.
— Sgt. Stephen Wheeles (@ISPVersailles) December 23, 2022
Shortly after that shooting, police responded to a second location in Brookville where a woman was also shot. The woman, who was later identified to be Guilfoyle's wife and the mother of the child he was holding, was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.
According to a court document, Guilfoyle’s wife suffered a serious brain injury and “appeared to have been laying outside on the ground in severe cold weather of a period of time.”
The investigation is ongoing. Guilfoyle is also facing one count of neglect of a dependent.
Court documents show Guilfoyle faces a previous, pending charge of criminal recklessness from October.
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