Bounty Hunter Shooting Part Of "Different Day And Age": Gladieux

By Jeff Neumeyer

August 28, 2014 Updated Aug 28, 2014 at 5:22 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21ALIVE) --- We await details of what went wrong Monday night, when a wanted man was killed at his home near Lake Wawasee, in a gun battle with three bounty hunters who came to take him to jail.

56-year old Gary Helman died of multiple gunshot wounds.

His twin brother and one of the bounty hunters were also seriously injured in the shoot-out.

A bail bond company hired the recovery agents to capture Gary Helman, after he failed to show for a court hearing on a criminal case.

We’re told the bounty hunters were not dressed in law enforcement gear.

Allen County sheriff's officers are now clearly identified when they serve warrants.

“Years ago, our warrants guys used to be plain clothes, so… and they feel more comfortable now, being in uniform, and something I plan on continuing. It's just a different day and age," said Allen County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Dave Gladieux, who is the Republican nominee in this fall's sheriff race, opposing Democrat David Roach.

No charges have been filed in the Kosciusko County bounty hunter shooting.




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