INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis police officer was injured and briefly hospitalized following a well-being check on the city's southeast side early Sunday, authorities said.
The officer was injured around 2 a.m. as police conducted a welfare check in the 6500 block of Knobstone Way of an “individual experiencing mental/emotional crisis as well as suicidal thoughts,” according to Indianapolis police.
Authorities allege the person lunged at the officer unprovoked, grabbed the officer's gun and it discharged during a struggle, hitting the person's finger and the officer's leg. The round did not penetrate the officer's skin.
Both were hospitalized.
“The officer has since been released and is at home with this family,” said a statement from police.
The person faced preliminary charges of battery on a police officer, criminal recklessness, disarming a law enforcement officer, and resisting law enforcement, according to authorities.
Further details were not available.