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Man arrested after shooting at police on Indy’s northeast side

At around 2:30 a.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a domestic disturbance involving a weapon in the 3900 block of Downs Drive., near East 38th Street and North Mitthoeffer Road. (WISH PHOTO)

Update: IMPD has identified the man arrested as 40-year-old Alexis Wellington.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis police say a man was arrested Friday morning after barricading himself and shooting at officers on Indy’s northeast side.

Just before 2:30 a.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a domestic disturbance involving a weapon in the 3900 block of Downs Drive., near East 38th Street and North Mitthoeffer Road.

According to IMPD, seven children and two adults were inside the home and able to exit prior to the officers’ arrival. After police arrival, a third adult was able to exit the home safely, leaving the suspect inside.

Officers say they heard shots being fired as they surrounded the home. Within minutes, the suspect began firing shots from inside the residents toward the police.

At 3:13 a.m., the suspect came out peacefully with his hands up and was taken to Eskenazi Hospital to be treated for an unrelated injury.

No officers were injured and did not return fire, according to IMPD.

The name of the suspect has not been released at this time.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant Scott Stauffer at 317-327-3475.  Alternatively, anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 317-262-TIPS. 

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