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Police Officer Shot in Recovery

(Gary, IN) - A Gary police officer is recovering after being shot yesterday afternoon. Police say a suspect is in custody. Another possible suspect is still being sought.


According to police, the 32-year veteran Gary Police Officer saw two vehicles collide. He got out to investigate and was shot in the upper left shoulder.


The officer, William Fazekas, was last reported in stable condition and talking to his family. He is the father of Ryan Fazekas, who starred in basketball at Marquette High School in Michigan City and later played at Valparaiso University.


The shooting happened on the city’s northwest side.

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