ISP investigating after Putnam County Deputy involved in shooting; suspect identified


GREENCASTLE, Ind (WTHI) – Indiana State Police are investigating a deputy involved shooting.

At 11:18 Thursday night, Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call from a woman reporting a domestic disturbance with her live-in boyfriend.

It happened in Greencastle along North County Road 490 West.

Deputies say the suspect pointed a handgun at them. That suspect has been identified as  Adam B. Wagner, 35.

One of the deputies fired two rounds, hitting the male in the torso. The deputy involved in the shooting has been identified as Jeffery L. Freeman, a nine month member of the department and a recent graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

The other two deputies involved, but did not fire weapons, were Anthony J. Brown, a nearly sixteen month member deputy of the department and Special Deputy Ian Zeffel, a nearly six week veteran of the agency.

Wagner was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he is currently undergoing treatment.

The deputies were not injured.

Two toddlers belonging to the couple inside the home were not harmed. They were released to family members.