Crime Watch 8

Police shoot suspect who tried to run officer over twice in New Albany

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WISH) — A male suspect was hospitalized after he was shot by police in New Albany early Saturday morning. Police say the officer fired shots after the suspect tried to run the officer over with his car twice.

Officers with the New Albany Police Department were called to the 100 block of Gordon Drive around 1:30 a.m. Saturday on reports of a domestic disturbance. That’s in a residential neighborhood east of Green Valley Road in New Albany.

When officers arrived they found a male sitting in a running car behind the residence where the disturbance was reported. Police say a New Albany police officer approached the vehicle and the male inside tried to run the officer over with his car.

Police say the officer was able to get out of the way and was not hit. The suspect tried to hit the officer with the car again and that’s when the officer fired his gun at the suspect.

The suspect was hit by gunfire and then he crashed the car into a nearby Floyd County 4-H fairgrounds building. Police transported the suspect to an area hospital for treatment. His condition was not released to News 8.

Indiana State Police are investigating the shooting. No charges have been filed at this time. It is unclear if the officer involved was placed on administrative leave.

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