Suspect shot, critically injured after six-hour SWAT standoff in Speedway

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Douglas Gaultney

Douglas Gaultney

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (March 31, 2016) -- A six-hour police standoff in Speedway ended with a man being shot and sent to the hospital Thursday.

Police responded to the area of 18th Street and MacArthur Lane around 1:10 p.m. after receiving information that a man wanted out of Knox County was barricaded in a van. The man, Douglas Gaultney, 57, was wanted on violation of probation for possession of marijuana.

When officers made contact with Gaultney, he displayed a shotgun, causing the officers to move to a safe position and call for additional help.

Police say Gaultney was making statements that led them to believe he had no intentions of leaving the van.

Officers attempted to negotiate with Gaultney for several hours. He exited the van at one point with the shotgun in his hands, but immediately returned to the van.

Shortly before 7 p.m. SWAT team members attempted to use tear gas and an armored state police vehicle to encourage Gaultney to peacefully surrender.  However, police say Gaultney chose to get out of the van with a shotgun and pointed it at officers.  Officers then shot Gaultney and he fell to the ground.

Officers provided first-aid to Gaultney until medics, who were staged nearby, were able to get to him.

Gaultney was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition and was taken into surgery.

No police officers or other citizens were injured during the incident.



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