Authorities ID Indiana trooper shot in leg during standoff

Editor’s note: This story has been updated. 

Indiana State Police have identified a trooper who was shot in the leg during a standoff at a southern Indiana home.

They say 18-year veteran Master Trooper Joseph Livers sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries to his lower left leg during the shooting about 8 a.m. Saturday near Madison. He was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles said 59-year-old Wade Roark surrendered to police at the scene and is being held on charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery, battery and criminal recklessness.

Wheeles said the standoff began around 2:30 a.m. after reports of a male suspect firing shots. He says Roark was in the basement of the home when he shot through a hole in the basement wall and hit Livers.

Wheeles said on Twitter that Livers is a member of a state police SWAT unit that was dispatched to the home.

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

{{ articles_remaining }}
Free {{ article_text }} Remaining
{{ articles_remaining }}
Free {{ article_text }} Remaining Article limit resets on
{{ count_down }}