Greenfield PD looking for a man who may have pointed a gun at a passing officer

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –Greenfield Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who they say pointed a weapon at an officer on Saturday.

In a Tweet issued Monday, Greenfield P.D. asked for the public to help identify the man a witness observed point a handgun at an officer who was on routine patrol last Friday morning.

The witness says that at 10:50 Friday morning the man on the bicycle was traveling eastbound on U.S. 40 near the Real Life Church when a GPD officer passed him in a marked, white Chevy Tahoe police vehicle. After the officer passed the man, the witness says the man then pulled out a gun, pointed it in the direction of the officer’s car and appeared to fire the weapon, though the witness says no gunshot was ever heard.

The witness tells police the same man was also seen approximately 5 later that same day near the Washington Village Apartments on U.S. 40.

The cyclist is described as a white male, 30-40 years old with a short beard and blonde hair pulled back into a bun. He was wearing blue jeans and an aqua colored polo shirt and was carrying a dark colored backpack and a brown shoulder bag. 

The officer was not injured. 

Anyone with info is asked to call Detective Ron Chittum with the Greenfield Police at 317-325-1284 or rchittum@greenfieldin.org.