Search continues for man who shot at officer

SEYMOUR, IN (WAVE) - The search continues for the man who tried to shoot an Indiana State Trooper. ISP says a routine traffic stopped ended with gunfire in a busy area of Seymour at I-65 and U.S. 50.

Indiana State Police are looking for 35 year-old John Michael Fish. He's considered armed and dangerous and could be heading north. In the middle of what may be Seymour's busiest area, during a time when families were trying to enjoy dinner. "We walked into Chili's and sat down the family did to have a meal. Ten or 15 minutes after we sat down four officers came in with guns and went to the restroom looking for somebody. We didn't know what was going on at the time," says Ryan Marks.

It started when an officer noticed Fish in his pickup truck heading south on I-65 with a light out around his license plate. ISP says the officer started to pull fish over, who got off the interstate, stopping behind a gas station near US 50.

"There was an exchange of gunfire. The suspect fired at the trooper, the trooper returned fire. The suspect fled on foot north in the woods behind Circle K," explains ISP Sargent Noel Houze.

ISP says neither the officer nor Fish were hurt in the exchange and within minutes more officers were there to start searching. Eventually police gave up in the area, unable to find Fish. Everyone in the nearby restaurants tried to salvage salvage what was left of their dinner still concerned about where a man who tried to shoot an officer was hiding.

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