Crime Watch 8

Police shoot, injure man who fired at officers after 120 mph chase

(Provided Photo/Indiana State Police)

CLINTON, Ind. (WISH) — A Wisconsin man was shot and injured by police after he fired at law-enforcement officers following a high-speed chase Sunday morning.

Indiana State Police say Omaree Roby, 23, led officers with the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department on a chase just after 4:20 a.m. after a deputy tried to pull him over for speeding on State Road 63. Nearby departments helped with the chase, ISP said.

Investigators say the vehicle Roby was driving reached speeds of up to 120 mph. The chase ended at the intersection of Hazelbluff Road and State Road 63, when officers deployed a deflation device, which flattened the driver’s side tire. Roby then started firing at officers through the back window. He eventually lost control of the vehicle at the exit ramp of State Road 63 and U.S. 36.

Roby then left the vehicle, showed a gun and refused to drop it, according to ISP. He then fired at officers, striking one officer’s vehicle. Several officers returned fire, hitting Roby, according to ISP. It was not clear on Sunday afternoon how many officers from which responding agencies had discharged their firearms.

He was treated at the scene, taken to Union Hospital in Clinton and later airlifted to Indianapolis for further treatment, ISP said. Roby’s condition on Sunday afternoon was unclear.

Investigators said Roby lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the vehicle he was driving was stolen in Evansville. ISP believes this is connected to a carjacking where Roby is accused of forcing a person out of a car with a gun and shooting it in the air.

Two deputies with the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office, two deputies with the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Office, and Cayuga Town Marshal Keith Warner are on administrative leave while an investigation of the shooting is complete, according to ISP.