INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police believe a 41-year-old woman rammed her vehicle into another vehicle Tuesday morning and then fled with unrestrained children in her SUV and crashed into a tree.
A 5-year-old was in critical condition, a 4-year-old was in serious condition and a 1-year-old received minor injuries, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said in a news release issued Tuesday night. The release did not give the genders of the children.
IMPD said officers were called just before 8:42 a.m. to the 2800 block of North Shadeland Avenue on a report of a disturbance. Police had said initially they believed it stemmed from a domestic dispute.
Officers found a man claiming a woman in a white sport-utility vehicle had intentionally rammed his vehicle. The two know each other, investigators later learned. The woman was identified later as 41-year-old Aisha Moore.
Moore has not been charged with any crime as of Tuesday night.
After police arrived, one officer tried to catch up with the SUV a couple of blocks away at East 30th Street and North Shadeland Avenue, but the vehicle continued into a business parking lot and then north on Elmhurst Drive. In the 3600 block of Elmhurst Drive, about a mile north of where police were first called, the SUV crashed into a tree.
The officer remained about a block behind the vehicle during the pursuit, the release said. Officers were not aware of the children inside the vehicle or that they weren’t wearing child restraints or seat belts.
Anyone with information was urged to call the IMPD homicide office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.