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Sellersburg woman in critical condition after police shooting

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A Sellersburg woman is in critical condition after being shot by one or more members of a regional swat team responding to her house Wednesday night.

A Sellersburg woman is in critical but stable condition after police shot her when returning fire at her home Wednesday night.

According to a news release from Indiana State Police, officers responded to Liam Noble Circle in Sellersburg around 10 p.m. Wednesday on a report of gunshots.

On arrival, officers heard gunshots coming from the home. They requested backup, set up a perimeter and tried to make contact with the woman. They say they saw the woman on her back patio with a handgun, and they believed she was intoxicated.

Police say crisis negotiators with the Indiana State Police and the Southwest Regional Swat Team tried to get the woman to put down the gun and leave the house.

They say the woman broke contact with negotiators multiple times and, when they couldn’t connect with her, tried to enter the home. That's when they say the woman fired through the door at police. At least one SWAT team member returned fire, hitting the woman.

Indiana State Police are investigating the shooting.

Aprile Rickert is LPM's Southern Indiana reporter. Email Aprile at arickert@lpm.org.

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