Authorities ID Indiana trooper shot in leg during standoff

November 25, 2019 GMT

BROOKSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police have identified a trooper who was shot in the leg during a standoff at a southern Indiana home.

They say 18-year veteran Master Trooper Joseph Livers (LY’-vers) sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries to his lower left leg during the shooting about 8 a.m. Saturday near Madison. He was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles (WEEL’-ihs) says 59-year-old Wade Roark surrendered to police at the scene and is being held on charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery, battery, and criminal recklessness.

Wheeles says the standoff began around 2:30 a.m. after reports of a male suspect firing shots. He says Roark was in the basement of the home when he shot through a hole in the basement wall and hit Livers.