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Sheriff releases statement about officer involved shooting

Kosciusko County Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine issued a statement along with additional information about the officer involved shooting in North Webster Wednesday.

The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. after an alleged road rage incident.

The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department requested the Indiana State Police investigate the incident.

The deputy who was involved in the shooting incident was placed on administrative leave, which is standard protocol.

“I am confident in the training that our officer has received, along with the officer’s judgment,” Rovenstine said in the statement. “From the information and evidence that I have been provided at this time, I stand with our officer and his actions as we await the findings of the completed investigation.”

Sheriff Rovenstine expressed that the assignment of administrative leave shall not be construed as punishment, nor interpreted to imply or indicate that the officer has acted improperly.

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