IMPD: Officers shoot man after police chase, crash

Police say the man was a suspect in a shots fired incident that happened earlier Sunday morning in Broad Ripple.

INDIANAPOLIS — A Sunday morning incident in Broad Ripple prompted a police chase that ended in a crash and a suspect being shot by police later in the afternoon, IMPD said. 

According to IMPD, officers responded to the 100 block of Broad Ripple Avenue, near Broad Ripple Park, around 3 a.m. for a report of shots fired. There a woman told officers she was involved a dispute with the father of father child, who she said fired at least one shot, hitting her car as she drove away.

Detectives responded to the scene to begin an investigation and search for the man.

The man, who police have not identified, was located outside a car at the BP gas station at the intersection of East 38th Street and East Fall Creek Parkway North Drive.

Officers attempted to stop the man, who got into a car and drove away, leading police on a chase. The man eventually crashed into an uninvolved car near the intersection of Binford Boulevard and Kessler Boulevard East Drive.

No one was injured in the crash.

The two people inside the suspect car ran from the car westbound across Binford Boulevard, through a ditch and over a fence. 

The man wanted in the Broad Ripple Avenue incident fired shots at officers in the area of 5800 Winding Way Lane, just northwest of Kessler Boulevard East Drive and Binford Boulevard, and three officers returned fire, hitting the suspect, IMPD said.

The man was transported to Methodist Hospital in critical condition. 

The second person who ran from police, also a man, was taken to Eskenazi Hospital for a complaint of chest pain.

No officers were injured.

Officer Joshua Barker of IMPD said Sunday evening it was too early to tell how many shots were fired in the shooting. 

Police asked the public to avoid the area for several hours while police investigated.

Detectives located a handgun with an extended magazine outside the passenger door of the suspect car and a handgun with an extended magazine and Glock switch where the suspect who fired shots at officers was found, police said.

Multiple body-worn camera were activated during the incident, police said.

IMPD said Sunday evening that detectives are confident there is no ongoing threat to the public.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make final charging decisions in the case.

The IMPD Critical Incident Response team responded to conduct a criminal investigation, and a separate administrative investigation is being conducted by IMPD Internal Affairs.

The officers who fired their guns have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.

The civilian-majority Use of Force Review Board will conduct a mandatory hearing after the criminal process concludes.

As of Sunday evening, IMPD detectives were continuing to search the area for witnesses and evidence. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Erika Jones at the IMPD Homicide Office by calling 317-327-3475. 

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

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