Teen taken to hospital after officer-involved shooting in Kokomo


KOKOMO, Ind. — An 18-year-old was taken to the hospital Monday after being shot by an officer with the Kokomo Police Department.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., authorities received 911 calls regarding possible shots fired in the area of Markland Avenue and Goyer Road.

Kokomo police say a seven-year veteran of the department arrived in the area seconds after the call was dispatched. The officer found a male subject standing outside a truck behind the Goodwill Store located at 2258 East Markland.

Police say the man, later identified as 18-year-old Cody Wright, displayed a handgun, and the officer fired shots, injuring him.

The officer immediately called for medics, who quickly arrived on the scene and took Wright to a local hospital, according to KPD.

Wright was later flown to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for further treatment and remained in serious condition as of Wednesday morning, police said.

No officers were injured in the shooting. The department has not yet released the name of the officer involved in the shooting, saying only that the officer has been placed on administrative leave.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with additional information should contact Captain Mike Banush at 765-456-7278 or the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at 765-456-7017.

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