NewsLocal News / July 26, 2016

Indianapolis Officer Shot, Suspect Dead After Chase, Gunfire

Police say the incident started on the city's northwest side when an officer stopped a vehicle after recognizing the plate as belonging to one involved in a crime earlier in the week.IMPD, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Troy Riggs, Indianapolis, police shooting2016-07-26T00:00:00-04:00

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say one officer was shot and another was injured when a suspect in a car chase opened fire on them. The suspect was later killed in an exchange of gunfire with police.

Indianapolis Police Chief Troy Riggs told reporters Monday evening that the officer who was shot was taken to a hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. He says the second officer has "very minor injuries."

Riggs says the incident began on the city's northwest side when an officer tried to stop a suspicious vehicle. He says the driver led police on a chase and began shooting.

The chief says the chase came to an end and police and the suspect exchanged gunfire. The suspect, identified Tuesday morning as 32-year-old Jeffrey Tyson, was fatally struck. 

Police say a passenger who fled the suspect's car is in custody.

 

 

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