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Law enforcement from Hancock Co. joined several agencies at SWAT standoff in Lynn

Around 3 p.m. Friday a Randolph County Deputy, along with the Lynn Marshall and Lynn Deputy Marshall, responded to a residence at 817 W. Church St. in Lynn for a report of a domestic situation between a man and his wife. As the officers arrived at the home and stood outside speaking with the man’s wife, they were fired on by a man inside the home with a rifle.


The officers retreated, with one officer getting hit with shrapnel from one of the rifle rounds.  As other officers from surrounding agencies arrived and set a perimeter around the home, the suspect continued firing at officers, with officers returning fire. The suspect fired several rounds into the police vehicles that had been left outside his home.


Two other officers were hit with shrapnel from rifle rounds fired by the suspect. All three officers that were injured by shrapnel were considered to have minor non-life threatening injuries. Around 4:15 p.m. the suspect stopped firing.


Around 8 p.m., after having negative contact with the suspect, SWAT entered the home and located the suspect, John Resetar, age 44, upstairs in the home suffering from a gunshot wound.  Officers immediately rendered first aid and summoned EMS.


Resetar, who was unconscious, was transported to a local hospital.  This is all the information available for release at this time, as Indiana State Police Investigators will be working throughout the night at the scene gathering facts and evidence.


The Indiana State Police, Randolph County and Lynn Units were assisted at the scene by officers from Delaware County, Hancock County, and Wayne County, IMPD as well as several units from surrounding cities and towns.