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Officers Injured on East Side

INDIANAPOLIS–Three IMPD officers were injured and shots were fired in an incident that happened Saturday afternoon on the east side of Indianapolis.

It happened just after 5 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Poplar Road, which is near Michigan Street and Emerson Avenue.

The officers were in the area of 19th street and Campbell Avenue when they found a pickup truck that had been reported stolen.

“The vehicle stopped and then backed up and rammed the IMPD vehicle causing airbag deployment and the disablement of the vehicle. That officer had minor head injuries and was taken to an area hospital,” said IMPD Lieutenant Shane Foley.

Foley says the suspect hit two more IMPD cars in a chase and injured two other officers in those cars.

Two of the officers fired their weapons and hit the suspect.

“After that, officers provided medical treatment to the suspect. The suspect was then taken to a hospital in stable condition. Multiple body cameras were on the officers and activated. Those are being reviewed by investigators,” said Foley.

The second officer sustained injuries to his legs and the third officer ended up with a broken arm.

Police also were told that there could be a stolen gun in the truck and the gun was recovered.

IMPD is not looking for any other suspects. No civilians were injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Dustin Keedy at the homicide office at 317-327-3475. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 317-262-TIPS.