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Merrillville Police Officer Shot With Own Stun Gun

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Photo Of Stun Gun (AP Photo)

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MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (CBS) — A Merrillville police officer was attacked with a department-issued stun gun while he and other officers were responding to a 911 call earlier this week.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Nancy Harty reports, Stephen Perosky, 39, is charged with battery, and disarming and using a stun gun on a law enforcement officer, among other charges.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Nancy Harty reports

The Northwest Indiana Times reports Perosky fought with police after they responded to a 911 call from a home Monday, where a woman said Perosky attacked her after taking “bath salts.”

“Bath salts” often contain powerful stimulants such as mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), which can result in hallucinations and intense paranoia.

During a struggle, police say Perosky tool an officer’s stun gun and fired at one of the officer’s colleagues, the Northwest Indiana Times reported.

Perosky allegedly bit another officer, and hit a third, before more officers arrived and eventually subdued him, the newspaper reported.

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