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WATERLOO â€” Waterloo Police Department Deputy Marshal Stephen Brady, 47, was shot in the face around 3 a.m. Thursday after he was dispatched to assist a man and woman who reportedly had their vehicle stuck in a ditch. Brady is now in serious condition in a Fort Wayne hospital. The reason for the attack is unknown.
At around 6 a.m., two Waterloo officers went to to investigate a call from a resident saying that there were people hiding under his deck. When the officers arrived, they found a man and woman laying under the deck as reported, refusing to obey the officer's commands. The officers attempted to taser the suspects. The male suspect allegedly displayed a hand gun and pointed it at officers.
The officers, fearing for their safety, fired an unknown number of rounds, hitting both the man and woman. The man, identity unknown, died from his wounds. The woman, whose identity is also unknown, in in critical condition at an undisclosed hospital.
Investigation is ongoing by the Indiana State Police and the DeKalb County Prosecutor's and Coroner's Offices.