INDIANAPOLIS — A police officer in Indianapolis was shot while responding to a call on the southeast side of downtown overnight.
It was around 10:00 p.m. when Indianapolis Metro Police got a call about an accident that had happened in an alley in Fountain Square along Woodlawn Ave. Lt. Shane Foley said that as officers were heading to the scene they say they got additional information that a man might be in the area who was intoxicated and exposing himself.
When officers got to the alley they confronted a man matching the description of the suspect.
“Within seconds, the man began running from officers,” Foley said. “The officers said to the suspect: ‘Stop! Police!’, and there was an exchange of gunfire between at least one officer and the suspect.”
Foley could not say for certain who fired first during the altercation. One of the officers chasing the suspect was hit by gunfire, as was the suspect. The man they were chasing was taken to the hospital in critical condition. SWAT officers who gave the suspect first aid found a handgun next to him.
The officer who was hit was taken by an IFD fire truck to Eskenazi. The officer is in serious but stable condition, says Foley.
Foley added that this situation highlights that police officers must be prepared for any call to change in a matter of moments.
“Our officers are trained to handle rapidly evolving situations very quickly,” Foley said. “I think as we saw with Aaron Allan, whose killer was convicted last week, something as simple as a traffic accident can result in shots fired and an officer being killed.”
Foley said a criminal investigation is underway during which police will look over body camera footage and gather other evidence they need in the case. Once the criminal investigation is over with the civilian majority Use Of Force Review Board will look over the case as well to be sure police officers acted appropriately.
- Pacers GM: Contract Extension Talks with Buddy Hield Are “At a Halt” But That Doesn’t Mean They’re Done
- Murder Suspect Kevin Mason Captured
- FOUND: Momo the Monkey on the Loose: Indianapolis’ East Side on High Alert
- NWS: Expect a Rainy Wednesday Across Indiana
- Pence: Trump Owes it to the American People to Debate
The Dangers of Brown Friday & How You Can Prepare for the Worst
Police: Woman Killed, Infant Hurt in Head-On Crash with Semi-Truck
Fitness Studios Say Holding Company Has Not Paid Employees
ISP: Truck Driver Killed After Exiting Vehicle
Small Plane Crashes Near Shelbyville Airport, Two People Dead
Feds, Rush County Sheriff Search Home In Valerie Tindall's Disappearance
Fishers Marching Band Appears in 2023 Macy's Parade
Red, White, & Bowl With Hammer & Nigel Presented By Jack Daniels