Family of man injured in officer-involved shooting strained by tragedy
Dodson's expected to be transferred to a hospital in Indianapolis to undergo a difficult surgery.
"He's got four boys he takes care of and he goes to work every day,” said Dale Dodson. “What happened is out of his character."
Police say 2 officers stopped Lane Dodson, 1 with Indiana State Police and the other with Plymouth's PD, when the incident occurred.
“Sometime, while speaking with the individual, there was a confrontation,” said Sgt. Trent Smith with ISP's Bremen post. “What we know at this point is there was a gun on the individual, he did raise it towards officers and that's when the officers opened fire on the individual."
Police say the shooting stemmed from a violent domestic dispute Lane Dodson was arrested for just days before.
"It's just hard to believe that happened,” said Dale Dodson. “If there was a gun involved and raised then they had a right to do what they did, but it's out of his character for something like that to happen."
Dodson's uncle is also a former sheriff's deputy, one who admits he'd think twice before taking the oath today.
"I used to be an officer myself years ago and I wouldn't want to be a deputy or sheriff today with the way things are," said Dale Dodson.
Police are expected to release the names of the two officers involved in the shooting Wednesday afternoon.