An Indiana police officer was gunned down in an ambush outside an FBI office on Wednesday, authorities said.
Greg Ferency, a detective with the Terre Haute Police Department, was shot at around 2:15 p.m. outside of a federal office behind the Vigo County Courthouse, The Tribune-Star said.
A federal agent opened fire and hit the alleged shooter, the publication said, citing an FBI statement released Wednesday night.
“An FBI agent shot and wounded the suspect who is currently in custody receiving medical attention at a local hospital,” the statement said.
“The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members seriously,” the statement went on. “In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident is under investigation by the FBI’s Inspection Division.”
Ferency was a 30-year veteran of the Terre Haute police who had worked as part of a federal task force since 2010, authorities said.
The alleged shooter – who wasn’t named – was still in Regional Hospital late Wednesday, according to a report by WTHI.
Gov. Eric Holocomb tweeted out condolences to those who knew the fallen officer.
“The tragic events that unfolded today are senseless,” Holcomb said. “Our heart breaks for Detective Greg Ferency’s family, loved ones and those who served with him every day protecting the residents of the Wabash Valley.”
With Post wires