Car chase ends in police shooting on northeast side, suspects in hospital
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two suspects are in the hospital after leading police on a chase that ended in a shootout Sunday afternoon.
At 3 a.m. Sunday, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a shots fired incident in the 1000 block of Broad Ripple. Officers learned a woman was involved in a disturbance with the father of her child, according to police. The woman told police the man fired at least one shot, hitting her vehicle as she drove away. The woman was not injured.
Police conducted an investigation on the incident and were in the process of locating the man to arrest him for intimidation, criminal recklessness, unlawful possession of a firearm by domestic batterer, and battery.
At 4 p.m., IMPD located the suspect outside a vehicle at the BP gas station at 38th and Fall Creek. Police attempted to stop the suspect but he led them on a brief vehicle pursuit.
The pursuit ended in a crash with another vehicle near Kessler Boulevard E Drive and Binford Boulevard. The male suspect and another man inside the car got out and led police on a foot chase westbound across Binford Blvd, through a ditch, and over a fence. When police contacted the man, he fired shots at three officers. The three officers shot back and hit the suspect.
The suspect was taken to Methodist Hospital in critical condition.
The second man was not injured but was taken to Eskenazi Hospital with complaints of chest pain.
Detectives located two handguns with an extended magazine outside the passenger door where the suspect involved in the shooting was located, according to IMPD.
Police say, one of the handguns had a Glock switch.
The officers who fired their guns have been placed on administrative leave as a standard procedure.
No officers or uninvolved citizens were injured during the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Erika Jones at the homicide office by calling 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 317-262-TIPS.