Man fleeing police in northern Indiana shot by homeowner

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A man fleeing police in northern Indiana was shot after encountering an armed homeowner, authorities said. The man survived after he was treated at a hospital.

The shooting occurred Sunday afternoon in Granger, eight miles northeast of South Bend, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit said in a news release.

Police in Goshen had tried to stop the man shortly before noon but he fled in his vehicle, the release said. Several law enforcement agencies joined the pursuit.

The man abandoned his vehicle and was chased by police on foot, the release said. Police then heard a gunshot and “determined the individual had encountered an armed homeowner. Officers located the homeowner and the individual in a wooded area,” the release said.

The man police were pursuing suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Officers at the scene did not discharge their weapons, the release said.

Police did not provide any other details, including the identities of the people involved.

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