Fire Chief Rams Van Into Home Following Domestic Incident

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    Dan Shelton, The Times
    A van smolders after catching fire when it was rammed into a Hobart home.

    A Hobart, Ind. firefighter was hospitalized Tuesday after he rammed a van into his home while police were speaking to wife about a domestic incident.

    According to the NWI Times, John Wall, 48, was injured after the crash caused the van to catch fire. The fire also spread to part of the home.

    Authorities say Wall was barred from the house, and after ramming the vehicle into the home, told officers to "just shoot me" before climbing back into the burning van and suffering serious burns.

    Two officers were briefly hospitalized for smoke inhalation and minor burns.

    Officials say Wall was initially barred from the home late last month following a domestic violence incident in which he's accused of physically assaulting his wife and firing a gun.

    He's accused of breaking back into the home on Tuesday and punching and kicking his wife.

    Wall was put on leave from the Hobart Fire Department after the November domestic incident.