[The Brazil Times nameplate] Fog/Mist ~ 63°F  
High: 71°F ~ Low: 49°F
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Suspect shoots at responding officers

Monday, July 23, 2012

ROSEDALE -- On Sunday, at approximately 4:11 p.m., a Rosedale Deputy Town marshal and Indiana State Police trooper responded to a domestic situation with battery in Rosedale.

As the officers arrived, two individuals were fleeing the residence and informed the officers the suspect was allegedly armed.

Suddenly, officers heard glass breaking from a north side bathroom window and then noticed the suspect was holding what appeared to be a rifle.

The officers immediately took cover on the driver's side of the trooper's vehicle, at which time the suspect fired multiple rounds in the direction of the officers.

The rounds struck the ISP vehicle, breaking glass and traveling through the dash area, exiting on the side where the officers were taking cover.

Both officers returned fire in the direction of the suspect.

The suspect did not fire any additional rounds nor did the officers. Several officers from multiple nearby agencies responded to the "shots fired" call and surrounded the residence.

The Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team arrived moment's later, gathered information and prepared to make entry into the residence. In doing so, the suspect voluntarily exited the home and surrendered without incident to state police officers at 7:06 p.m.

The suspect, Zachary T. Buza, 19, Rosedale, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of lacerations and contusions. The injuries were allegedly sustained prior to Buza exiting the residence.

Upon release from the hospital, Buza will be incarcerated in the Parke County Jail. He was initially charged with felony Attempted Murder, Criminal Recklessness with a deadly weapon and Battery. According to officials, additional charges are expected.

An acquaintance of Buza was injured during the initial domestic situation along with the acquaintance's father, Rodney Lowe, 42. Both lived at the residence where the shooting took place.

They were both treated at a nearby hospital. They were also the pair who initially fled the residence and warned the officers.

The trooper and Rosedale Deputy Town Marshal sustained minor arm injuries during the exchange of gunfire, believed to be from glass or shrapnel. They received treatment at the scene.

The names of the officers were not released.

Agencies assisting in the incident included the Parke and Vermillion County Sheriff's Departments, Rockville, Clinton and Fairview Park Police Departments, Indiana State Excise Police, Rosedale Fire Department, and Parke County EMS.


Comments
Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on thebraziltimes.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.

Drugs+Alcohol=this scenario... I'd wager.

-- Posted by My Dime on Mon, Jul 23, 2012, at 7:05 PM

only 3 hours and they are going in to take a 19 year old kid down; and out of the picture. but, a ccsd cop in armed stand-off gets the highways shut down, neighbors forced out of their home, all the time he wants to surrender, diapered, coddled, pampered, and under his terms. then he gets a lighter sentence than a 19 year old kid i know got, for "minor consumption". makes you wonder what he had on prosecutors and other cops to get-off the way he did.

-- Posted by madmarkbedwell on Tue, Jul 24, 2012, at 8:25 PM

I agree some of the sentencing in the Wabash Valley is very inconsistent with the charges.

-- Posted by indianamama on Wed, Jul 25, 2012, at 8:39 AM


Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: