LaGrange Police Deputy honored for actions in shooting, attempted carjacking

LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. - A LaGrange Police Department Deputy is being celebrated for his quick actions to stop a shooter during an emergency situation in January.

The incident unfolded around 5 p.m. on January 17, when dispatch got a shots fired call in the 6800 block of County Road 270 E.

According to the investigation, the suspect, Gregory Kurzawski of Colon, Michigan, fired several rounds at a neighbor on C.R. 270 E. before driving to a store in the 5500 block of N. State Road 9 in Howe.

There, he tried to get a customer to give him a ride. When they didn’t comply, he pulled a gun on them and fired a single shot as the customer ran from the vehicle.

Deputy Marshal Anderson, who responded to the scene, located Kurzawski quickly and apprehended him before the situation escalated further.

Anderson was awarded a Certificate of Commendation for his critical thinking and quick actions in the incident.

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