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Off-duty police officer shoots man outside NW Indiana hospital

An off-duty police officer shot and critically wounded a man Saturday afternoon in northwest Indiana.

At 3:54 p.m., two off-duty Michigan City police officers were working security at Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City, when they were called to a hospital parking lot by the family of a 46-year-old man, who refused to leave his vehicle and seek medical assistance, according to Indiana State Police.

The fully-uniformed officers were unable to make contact with the man, who was sitting on the passenger side of a Ford F-150 pickup, police said.

At one point, the man pulled out a handgun and pointed it at one of the officers standing by the driver’s side door, police said. The other officer, who was standing on the passenger side, then pulled his weapon and shot the man four times.

The man received immediate medical assistance at the scene and was eventually flown to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where he remains hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday morning, police said.