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2 in custody, 1 at large after officer fires shot during armed robbery

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis police officer fired a shot during an armed robbery at a south side business Saturday afternoon. No one was injured, but a suspect remained on the loose a few hours later, according to police.

IMPD says two armed men robbed Low Cost Rx pharmacy in the 8300 block of Madison Avenue just after 1 p.m.

After arriving on scene, officers noticed two masked men fleeing the business on foot.  It was at that time that a foot chase between the officers and suspects ensued.

However, the suspects did have a red Pontiac get-away vehicle waiting for them in the 2300 block of Grenda Drive.

The driver of the vehicle then driver right at one of the officers, when the officer fired a shot at the vehicle.

No one was hit and the bullet is believed to have missed the car, IMPD said.

A vehicle pursuit then began and after a short time, the driver of the vehicle, a 17-year-old female, and 18-year-old Dontae Blair were both taken into custody.

A  third person, described as an 18-year-old black man, one of the robbery suspects, wearing a gray hoodie, escaped.

Cash, a number of pills bottles and a .40 caliber handgun were all recovered outside the pharmacy.  Police said no pharmacy employees were injured during the robbery.

The officer, who was hired in December 2015, was placed on administrative leave, per standard procedure.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

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