May 28, 2024

Police shooting after carjacking leads to one death

IMPD is currently involved in a Department of Justice review of police-involved shooting incidents after a spike in shootings last year. This is the 6th shooting by IMPD officers this year. - File Photo: WFYI

IMPD is currently involved in a Department of Justice review of police-involved shooting incidents after a spike in shootings last year. This is the 6th shooting by IMPD officers this year.

File Photo: WFYI

Police shot a person on the far east side Tuesday morning. The incident happened after Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a report of an armed carjacking at a gas station near 38th St. and Post Rd.

At least two suspects were involved in the carjacking and fled the scene in the victim's car and a gray sedan.

IMPD said an officer patrolling near the scene located the cars and encountered the suspect. A report said the officer gave the suspect orders but he did not comply and fled. 

IMPD said the suspect dropped an item during the chase and when he went to pick it up the officer shot at him.  The chase continued and the officer fired at the suspect at least two more times, hitting him at least once.

The suspect was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead.

The officer who fired his weapon is on administrative leave, which is standard procedure. The officer’s body-worn camera was activated during the incident.

IMPD is currently involved in a Department of Justice review of police-involved shooting incidents after a spike in shootings last year. This is the 6th shooting by IMPD officers this year.

Contact WFYI city government and policy reporter Jill Sheridan at jsheridan@wfyi.org.

 

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