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Suspect, police dog critically injured after Indianapolis police shooting

Man shot, K-9 stabbed, after southside business break-in – News 8 coverage at 7 a.m.

UPDATE: In a tweet sent out by IMPD at 7:44 p.m. Friday, police identified the suspect as 24-year-old Brandon Ramirez. Ramirez remains in the hospital. K-9 Ringo had surgery early Saturday after suffering three stab wounds and currently in stable but at risk condition. He will be closely monitored for the next 48-72 hours.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A break-in suspect and a police dog were critically injured Friday night in a police shooting on Raymond Street west of Meridian Street, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says.

IMPD at 7:45 p.m. Friday was sent to a report of a break-in alarm at a business at 111 W. Raymond St. That’s the address of Greene’s Auto & Truck Service.

The owner of the business saw a man inside the store. Within minutes of the initial 911 call, officers observed the glass front door broken and requested a K9 unit to assist.

The K9 unit arrived and made an announcement for the man to come out of the business. The man did not come out. Two K9 officers entered the business, finding the man by the front desk of the business. Officers continued to make commands for the man to surrender, but he did not comply.

A police dog, K9 Ringo, was then released and went for the suspect. At some point, the police dog was stabbed by the man at least once.

At least one K9 handler fired their weapon and shot the suspect at least once. After being shot, the man stood up and continued to ignore officers’ commands to surrender. Then, another K9 officer deployed a taser, and the man fell to the ground.

The officers then took the man into custody. He was taken to Eskenazi Health in critical condition.

IMPD did not immediately share the name of the police officer with the public.

No officers or uninvolved people were injured at the scene.

The police dog was taken to an emergency clinic in critical condition.

Both the police dog and the suspect were said to be in stable condition as of Saturday morning.

The suspect has been preliminarily arrested for burglary, resisting law enforcement, and cruelty to a law enforcement animal.

IMPD said in a social media post Friday night that it believes everyone involved was accounted for, and no threat existed to the community.

The police shooting was the second this week involving IMPD. An Indianapolis police officer on Sunday fatally shot a man wielding a machete on the city’s northwest side.

K-9 Ringo suffered three stab wounds and is in stable but at risk condition (Photo Provided/Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department)

News 8’s Michaela Springer contributed to this story.

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