Teen injured in police-action shooting in Whiteland

A police-action shooting in Johnson County sent one teenager to the hospital. Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox says that deputies were summoned by the New Whiteland Police Department to investigate the scene, located at 719 Harvest Meadow Way in Whiteland.

Authorities say that at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, a resident at the home called for police in reference a runaway juvenile in possession of a gun. A New Whiteland Police Officer responded, then requested back-up. As the second officer arrives, gunshots are fired. Shortly thereafter, the 17-year-old boy exited the home and pointed a gun at the police who both fired upon the teen, striking him several times.

The juvenile was transported to an Indianapolis Hospital. His condition is unknown.

Jordan Fulkerson; photo courtesy of Johnson Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

While awaiting a warrant for the home, authorities say a second person either fled the home, or was returning when he saw police. Jordan Fulkerson was captured and arrested on outstanding warrants for Bond Revocation and Invasion of Privacy.

He is being held without bond.

Sheriff Cox says that this incident may be tied to one Thursday night. In that incident, the New Whiteland Police Department and Whiteland Police Department pursued a vehicle which eventually stopped in the area of Tracy Road and U.S. 31. From there, the occupants fled and allegedly fired at pursuing officers.

The investigation is ongoing