Michigan City IN April 23 2017 Police have released much more information in a shooting that happened Saturday in the parking lot of Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City. They say the shooter was an off-duty police officer working security at the hospital, and that he was reacting after a man pulled a gun.
That man -- identified as 46-year-old Thomas J. Walsh III of Michigan city -- is now in critical condition.
State police say two Michigan City officers were off-duty working security.
They say they were called to the hospital parking lot by an individual whose family member -- Walsh -- refused to leave his pickup to get medical assistance.
State police say in interacting with the officers, Walsh pointed a weapon at one of the officers. The other officer pulled his weapon and shot Walsh several times.
The hospital is not making a statement other than to say Walsh was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for treatment. He is in critical condition.
"The Michigan City Police Department will release the names of their officers at their discretion," according to a news release issued by Indiana State Police.
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