LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) — One person is hospitalized and another is in custody after a Tuesday police shooting following a pursuit on the northeast side.
The Citi Trends clothing store on Pendleton Pike near Franklin Road reported that at least one person came in and robbed the business. The employees described a white van connected to the robbery, police said at the scene.
Sometime before 2:30 p.m., officers at 56th Street and Post Road spotted a van matching the description given and tried to stop it. The van did not stop and Lawrence officers in two patrol cars gave chase.
The pursuit ended at Brendon Forest Drive near Interstate 465. A confrontation followed, and at least one officer fired at least one shot. It’s not clear whether the driver or the passenger, both male, was the person who got out of the van, police said.
One of the male occupants was shot and taken to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. The other person was taken into custody without incident.
No officers were injured.
Lawrence Deputy Chief of Police Gary Woodruff initially reported that officers were fired upon during the pursuit. Woodruff later said at the scene that it appeared not to be the case. No information about possible weapons possessed by the suspects was provided immediately.
The ramp to 56th Street from I-465 remained closed at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
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