Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation Digest

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation Digest

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Indianapolis officer shot, suspect killed

Indianapolis police said an officer was shot and another officer injured after a chase and exchange of gunfire with a suspect, who was killed.

Indianapolis Police Chief Troy Riggs said Monday evening that the officer who was shot had been taken to a hospital and was expected to make a full recovery. He said the second officer had "very minor injuries."

Riggs said the incident began on the city's northwest side when the officers tried to stop a suspicious vehicle. The driver led police on a chase and began shooting.

The chief said the chase came to an end and police and the suspect exchanged gunfire. The suspect was fatally struck. He was not immediately identified.

Police said a passenger who fled the suspect's car was in custody.

Texas officer killed in buglary attempt * A Texas sheriff's deputy was shot and killed at his home north of Austin before dawn on Monday in what authorities said appeared to be an attempted burglary.

Sgt. Craig Hutchinson of the Travis County Sheriff's Office used his police radio about 1:30 a.m. to report people prowling behind his house. Investigators arriving moments later found Hutchinson lying on the ground in his backyard in Round Rock, about 15 miles from Austin.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton said at a news conference that no arrests had been made but that authorities were seeking an unknown number of suspects. He said there was evidence that the incident was an attempted burglary of Hutchinson's backyard shed, rather than someone targeting a law enforcement officer.

Hastert wants victim's suit tossed * An attorney for Dennis Hastert has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by one of the former U.S. House speaker's sexual abuse victims. The victim is seeking $1.8 million in outstanding hush-money payments from the imprisoned Illinois Republican, though the court didn't immediately rule on the request at a hearing Monday. …

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