CHICAGO (CBS) — Indiana State Police are investigating after a Hammond police officer shot a suspect early Thursday morning.
Indiana State Police said Hammond police and firefighters were responding to a 911 call about a crash and possible vehicle fire around 3:30 a.m. at Rhode Island Avenue and Orchard Drive.READ MORE: Former Chicago Bear Dan Hampton Faces Driving While Intoxicated Charge After Recent In Northwest Indiana
When officers arrived, they saw a man inside a blue 2013 Infiniti SUV, and asked him to exit the vehicle.
After refusing several times, the man eventually got out of the vehicle while holding a handgun, and one of the officers shot him, according to Indiana State Police.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Slight Warm Up On The Way
Officers began performing first aid, and the man was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
Police found a large capacity drum magazine in his vehicle.
No officers were injured during the incident, and the officer who shot the man has been placed on paid administrative leave.MORE NEWS: Police: CTA Bus Driver Stabbed In Hand After Confronting Man Who Pickpocketed Woman In Old Town
Indiana State Police are investigating.