May 7, 2019

Officer Recovering After Being Shot On Shoplifting Call

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say an Indianapolis police officer who was shot after responding to a call about a shoplifter over the weekend is recovering.

The police department said in a statement that Officer Eric Rosenbaum's condition continues to improve. He's listed in good condition and is reportedly in good spirits.

Chief Bryan Roach says police are "grateful Officer Rosenbaum survived this violent encounter, and our prayers are with him and his family during this time."

Police have said the shooting happened Sunday evening when Rosenbaum spotted a suspect and a struggle ensued. An officer was shot and the suspect fled.

The suspect was apprehended later. Police say the 40-year-old man was being held at the Marion County Jail and the county prosecutor's office will make a decision on charges.

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