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IMPD identifies suspect from I-65 police shooting

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has identified the suspect from the 38th Street shooting on Wednesday as 33-year-old Michael Barnes.

Barnes was involved in a crash at West 56th Street and Georgetown Road. He carjacked a black, four-door Impala and left the scene. Police found the Impala at West 62nd Street and Cooper Road, and said Barnes led officers on a pursuit that ended at the I-65 on-ramp for West Kessler Boulevard North Drive.

Barnes got out of the vehicle with a gun and turned toward police, who shot and struck him, IMPD says.

Barnes was placed under arrest for a probation violation warrant from Grant County. This violation was from a 2018 case where Barnes was convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm by serious violent felon, two charges of possession of a narcotic drug possession, possession of methamphetamine, theft, and possession of marijuana.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will determine the charges for Barnes after Wednesday’s events.