A male deputy with the Posey County Sheriff's Office was been critically shot in New Harmony on Saturday night.
The Indiana State Police has now identified that deputy as 41-year-old Bryan Hicks.
Posey County Dispatch says this happened on the 600 block of Short Street just before 7:00 p.m.
The Posey County Sheriff's Office had been conducting a welfare check at the home of 70-year-old Paul Wiltshire.
Within moments of arriving on the scene, Wiltshire started shooting at the officers.
Officers returned gunfire and Hicks was shot in the head and critically injured during the exchange.
The suspect was also shot multiple times.
Both Hicks and Wiltshire are being treated at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville.
Sgt. Ringle says the deputy is now fighting for his life and asks the community to pray for his recovery and for his family.
Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham says he is grateful for the many thoughts and prayers given for Deputy Hicks and his family as he continues to fight for his life.