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Indiana: FBI task force officer shot and killed in ambush

A veteran officer serving on the FBI Task Force was “ambushed and fatally shot” on Wednesday, according to the FBI Indianapolis office.

FBI Task Force Officer Greg Ferency was shot outside of the FBI Indianapolis Resident Agency in Indiana at 2:15pm local time, according to FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Paul Keenan.

An FBI agent shot and wounded the suspect, who was taken to a local hospital and is now in custody, Keenan said. The FBI did not share any motive for the shooting.




Ferency was a 30-year veteran of the Terre Haute Police Department and had been a federal task force officer since 2010, Keenan said.

The shooting will be reviewed by the FBI’s Inspection Division, which will be “thorough and objective” and will be “conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances,” Keenan said.

“We want to extend our deepest sympathy to TFO Ferency’s family, friends and fellow officers,” Keenan continued in his statement.



Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb called Ferency’s death “senseless” in a statement on Twitter.