Indiana state trooper shot in home, son arrested on attempted murder charge

Soldier Matt Makowski was shot in his Indiana home Thursday night and his young son was held on an attempted murder charge.
(Indiana State Police)

An Indiana state trooper is hospitalized after being shot in his house, and now prosecutors say his son is in custody on an attempted murder charge.

The police were sent to the house of Soldier Matt Makowski around 11:08 a.m., Thursday in the 10000 block of Conover Dr. in Granger. The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit was also sent.

Makowski, who is off-duty at the time, had a clear shot to his lower extremities and was taken to an area hospital, where he underwent surgery.

Officials say he is in semi-stable condition.


Makowski, the son was arrested and taken to the Juvenile Justice Center on a preliminary attempted murder charge, pending a review by young authorities and the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s office, the agency said in a statement.

The suspect’s age and identity were not released.

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