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Police: Gary police officer shot, in stable condition

February 7, 2022 GMT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A Gary police officer was shot and wounded Monday while responding to reports of gunshots fired in the northwest Indiana city, police said.

Sgt. William Fazekas was listed in stable condition at a hospital, according to Gary Police Public Information Officer Lt. Dawn Westerfield.

The 32-year veteran of the Gary Police Department was shot about 1 p.m. CST while responding to a call about active shots fired, Westerfield said.

“The situation is ongoing, and further information will be released as it becomes available,” she said.

A manhunt was underway in Gary on Monday afternoon for the suspect.

Gary police were being assisted in the search by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department Aviation Unit, as well as the Special Operations and patrol units.

Fazekas is assigned to the Gary Police Department’s Violent Crimes Division.