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Accused Ind. gunman wounds 2 police officers, fatally shoots bystander before shooting self, police say

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(CBS/AP) PENDLETON, Ind. - Two police officers were wounded and a bystander fatally shot when a man allegedly opened fired in a central Indiana town Thursday night, authorities said.

Madison County Emergency Management spokesman Todd Harmeson said police believe 59-year-old Jim Bailey fired a barrage of bullets as officers arrived at a residence to investigate a disturbance. A person sitting in a car was caught in the crossfire and died after being shot.

Bailey was found dead Friday morning from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Harmeson said an Anderson police officer suffered a non life-threatening leg wound in the shooting, while a Pendleton police officer was grazed by a bullet.

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