INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis man is in critical condition after being shot by an Indiana State Trooper on the city’s east side.

According to Indiana State Police, the shooting occurred Monday afternoon in the 7800 block of Brookville Road at a Speedway gas station located near 465.

State police said the shooting occurred after a trooper located a suspect at the Speedway gas station. The man came to troopers’ attention after ISP was asked to assist the Morristown Police Department with a welfare check of an “armed and delusional” subject who was reportedly making threats.

Around 10 p.m. Monday, ISP identified the man as Zachary Scifres.

State Police said the 30-year-old Indianapolis man had made delusional statements earlier in the day and that family members had requested the Morristown police check on his welfare. The Morristown Police Department was actively looking for Scifres when they asked the state police for assistance.

The trooper who shot Scifres, identified as 9-year ISP veteran Sgt. Jonathan Haugh, reportedly attempted to detain him but a physical struggle ensued after the suspect resisted arrest. State police said Scifres fled from the trooper and then gunfire broke out at the gas station.

State police believe both Scifres and Sgt. Haugh fired at one another during the shootout. Haugh was not hit but Scifres was struck during the exchange of bullets.

State police said Scifres was transported from the scene in critical condition. Officers reportedly helped apply a tourniquet to Scifres, who was bleeding heavily, following the shooting until EMS arrived on scene.

Fortunately, no bystanders were injured during the exchange of gunfire although there were several around, Sgt. Perrine said.

ISP said that Sgt. Haugh’s body-worn camera and dashboard camera were both activated during the incident.

A handgun was recovered from the scene that state police believe belongs to the suspect. A photo of the handgun, provided by ISP, can be seen below.

Photo of gun recovered (via ISP)