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IMPD: Uninvolved driver killed during pursuit after collision with suspect’s vehicle

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says a man was killed when a suspect’s vehicle collided with the man’s vehicle during a pursuit.

IMPD said 66-year-old Edward Flynn was killed in the crash.

Police were chasing 28-year-old James Shirley.

Officers were sent to the 5000 block of W. Washington St. to investigate a stolen vehicle that had been located by the owner.

Police say Shirley was in the stolen vehicle.

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Officers said they tried to speak to Shirley, but he fled, striking an officer’s vehicle at least twice and triggering a pursuit.

Police say Shirley struck Flynn’s vehicle, which was stopped at the intersection of W. Morris St. and S. Lynhurt Dr.

Shirley was taken to a hospital. He faces preliminary charges of reckless homicide, resisting law enforcement with vehicle resulting in death, auto theft, possession of a schedule III controlled substance, and possession of narcotics under five grams.

IMPD says internal affairs detectives will complete an internal investigation.

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