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Two ISP Officers Recovering After Owensburg Shooting

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Indiana State Police say they don't know yet how the man who fired at officers died.

Two Greene County Sheriff‘s Deputies are recovering after being shot while investigating a domestic dispute Wednesday.

Indiana State Police Sergeant Curt Durnil says the deputies were called to a home in Owensburg just before 10 a.m. A man inside the home, Michael Lane, 25, immediately fired at the officers, striking Deputies Jim O‘Malley and Brad Deckard. Both were taken to Bloomington Hospital. Deckard has since been released.

After the deputies were shot, Indiana State Police sent a robot from their Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team into the home, where Lane was found dead. Durnil says it‘s not known if Lane was shot by the deputies or took his own life.

“It would be speculation but I am quite confident that an autopsy will follow and we‘ll be able to tell exactly what shots went where but as far, you know, where the shots went right now, what the caliber of the weapons were at the time of the gunfight, we just don‘t know right now,” Durnil says.

Durnil says the details of the original domestic dispute are not known. The investigation is ongoing.

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