Pendelton, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The manhunt for a New Castle man who is suspected of shooting two officers and killing a police dog has ended.
Officials say the officers were fired on while responding to a routine call in Madison County.
The 59-year-old suspect, Jim Kenneth Bailey, was considered armed and dangerous. WXIN reports that Bailey was armed with an AK-47, gas mask and bulletproof vest.
The search for Bailey began late Thursday night after police were dispatched to a home in the 400 block of Water Street on reports of a disturbance.
Pendleton and Anderson police officers were working together to conduct a house to house search of the area when they located Bailey hiding in a garage in the 300 block of Water Street.
Bailey then opened fire on the police officers, shooting and injuring two officers, one officer from Pendelton and the other from Anderson. Both officers were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. However a police dog and an innocent bystander was killed during the shootout.
Police say the gun fire came to an end when Bailey fatally shot himself.
Pendleton Police Chief Marc Farrer said the innocent victim, John Neil Shull was sitting inside a truck when he was shot and killed, was a friend of his for many years.
Bailey's ex-girlfriend had a restraining order against him, and he tracked her to Pendleton.
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