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‘Fighting for his life’: Ind. deputy shot during welfare check

Officials said the deputy is in critical condition after being shot in the head

By Suzie Ziegler

NEW HARMONY, Ind. — A Posey County deputy is in critical condition after he was shot in the head Saturday, according to Courier & Press. The deputy was identified as Bryan Hicks.

Indiana State Police said deputies were responding to a welfare check when a man opened fire. Deputies returned fire, wounding the suspect.

After Hicks was shot, police officials said he was “basically fighting for his life,” according to WFIE. On Sunday, police said Hicks was stable but still critical, the Courier & Press reported.