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Nussbaum still critical; further details given

September 26, 2011

    Jerry Nussbaum, 67, of Berne, who was shot 10 days ago by an Indiana state police trooper in a standoff in downtown Decatur, remains in critical condition at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne as of Saturday, according to a state police report.
    He was hit by a bullet fired by veteran ISP trooper Kristopher Coffey, who lives in Adams County and is a member of the ISP District 22's Emergency Response Team. The bullet caused two injuries by passing through the former Decatur resident's right arm and entering his chest, according to an ISP spokesman.
    Nussbaum's arm has since been amputated, according to reports.
    The state police said that Coffey, who has been a trooper since 1999, is still doing office duties because of the investigation of the incident which is under way. The ISP statement said Coffey "has served with distinction and has not been the subject of any internal investigations or other disciplinary actions" during his 12-year career.
    It has been reported that when an off-duty Decatur police officer, Shay Beaver, saw Nussbaum on the night of September 16, Nussbaum was urinating on an exterior wall of the Adams Superior Court building. The subsequent standoff occurred in front of that building.

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