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Woman fires shots before police take her into custody

WHITESTOWN, Ind (WISH) — A Zionsville woman was taken into custody after police say she fired shots while attempting to run from police Monday afternoon near Whitestown.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office said in a release on Facebook that around 12:28 p.m., police were informed that a woman wanted in Hancock County, Lauren Cupp, 35, of Zionsville, was seen in the Royal Run subdivision. That is near Royal Run Village Club, a community center with a Zionsville address.

Cupp was wanted in Hancock County for battery resulting in bodily injury and criminal trespassing. Officers told News 8 that they attempted to serve the warrant at Cupp’s home in the area of Royal Run Boulevard.

Officers say that when police arrived in the area, Cupp was seen with her children near the Royal Run Clubhouse.

When officers approached Cupp, she took off running with her children and shot once at police, hitting a house. After Cupp fired the shot, she left her children behind and fled into a wooded area.

Police, after taking the children to safety, followed Cupp into the wooded area. A K-9 unit with the Zionsville Police Department assisted in tracking down Cupp, and soon located her. Cupp was then taken into custody without incident.

Officers say no one was injured during the shooting.

Cupp was being held at the Boone County Sheriff’s Office without bond. She is facing charges of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, neglect of a dependent, resisting law enforcement, and the charges of the Hancock County warrant.

This story has been updated with additional information on the incident, including the woman’s name and the charges she faces.