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IMPD officer injured in shooting released from hospital

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer was shot early Saturday on the southeast side of the city.

Officers were called to the 1100 block of McDougal Street around 3:15 a.m.

A woman told police gunshots had been fired throughout the night from a nearby home, damaging her house.

Officers were walking with the woman toward the home in question when shots were fired at them, according to IMPD.

An eight-year veteran of IMPD, Mark Reynolds, was shot in the left forearm, police say. The bullet was lodged in his body armor.

He was taken to IU Methodist Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. He successfully underwent surgery for a broken arm and was released Sunday.

A perimeter was set up and the SWAT team responded.

After three hours of negotiating, the suspect inside a home refused to come out and continued firing his gun.

Police eventually gassed the home and and the man inside, identified as 50-year-old Roger Hawkins, was arrested.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to our officer and his family for a speedy recovery,” IMPD Chief Troy Riggs said in a release. “This incident could have resulted in a number of casualties, but I am proud of our officers for bringing this incident to a peaceful resolution. I would like to thank the community for their outpouring of concern and support for our wounded officer. I’d also like to thank all the public safety and medical professionals who assisted us today.”

Hawkins faces preliminary charges of attempted murder and criminal recklessness.

He was initially taken to be processed by police, but was later transferred to Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital for a mental evaluation. IMPD says Hawkins does not have an arrest record in Marion County.

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