An officer-involved shooting last night in the parking lot of a Plymouth store resulted in serious injury to a suspect in a domestic battery case. The man, identified as Lane G. Dodson, 33, of Plymouth, allegedly raised a gun at a state trooper and a Plymouth Police Officer when asked to get out of his vehicle in the KMart parking lot. The officers opened fire and struck him multiple times.
Dodson was airlifted to Memorial Hospital of South Bend. His condition is unknown at this time. An Indiana State Police news release indicates he was seriously injured. Neither of the officers names have been released. The trooper is assigned to the ISP Bremen post.
Dodson was wanted for questioning in a domestic battery case. Officers in Marshall County got word around 6:40 p.m. last evening he was spotted in the area of Hoham Drive in Plymouth. He was said to be driving a white van and possibly be armed with a gun. Minutes later the trooper spotted the Dodson as he pulled into the KMart parking lot off of Oak Road and U.S. 30. He stopped the van and waited for a Plymouth officer to assist. Both officers walked up to the driver’s side window, spoke to Dodson briefly and asked him to get out of the van. That’s when they say he pulled a gun on them. Neither of the officers were injured, and it’s unclear from the information released by ISP whether Dodson fired. The names of the officers involved in the shooting will be released tomorrow by their respective departments. The Indiana State Police is heading investigation.