INDIANAPOLIS--An Indianapolis Metro Police Officer fired his gun during the chase of three people who were running away from them Wednesday night. That officer has been put on administrative leave while criminal and administrative investigations are conducted.
That’s standard procedure when an officer fires a gun during a chase. Police do not believe anyone was shot.
“This is an example of what the department has been saying for numerous months now, that we are focused on gun crimes,” said IMPD Capt. Don Weilhammer. “This is an example of our officers proactively going out and trying to get guns off the street.”
Officers with the Indiana Crime Gun Task Force responded at 7:30 p.m. to a call about shots being fired at Briergate Apartments at 30th and Post Rd. on the city’s east side. They spotted three people in a Chevy Malibu who they believed were involved. They chased that car to the Cheswick Village Apartments where the three got out and ran.
“At some point, an IMPD officer discharged his firearm at one of the suspects,” read a press release from police.
One of the people was arrested. The other two got away and police were still looking for them.