IMPD Accident & D.U.I. Investigators Make Arrest Hours After Fatal Hit & Run

INDIANAPOLIS- Today, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) accident investigators arrested 30-year-old Stephen Moore for his alleged role in a fatal hit and run.

On Friday, June 24, at approximately 6:00 PM, IMPD East District officers responded to a report of a personal injury accident involving two vehicles in the 500 block of N. Shadeland Avenue. Officers arrived on the scene and learned one of the drivers had fled the scene. Inside one vehicle, officers located two adult males with serious injuries. Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) arrived and unfortunately pronounced one occupant deceased at the scene and transported the second occupant to an area hospital in serious condition.

Subsequently, officers were able to locate the alleged suspect that fled the scene, who was identified as 30-year-old Stephen Moore. Moore was found in the 700 block of N. Shortridge Avenue. He was then transported to Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital to be checked for injuries and given a blood draw, which is standard procedure for a crash involving serious bodily injury or death.

IMPD-certified accident and D.U.I investigators arrived at the scene and began the investigation. Investigators arrested Moore for operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, causing death, and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Preliminary information suggests that the vehicle the suspect was operating was traveling southbound and crossed the center lane striking the victim’s automobile that appeared to be traveling northbound.

IMPD certified accident investigators would like to thank the witnesses who stayed on the scene, spoke to detectives and gave an account of what occurred to apprehend the alleged suspect.

The Marion County Prosecutors Office will review the cases and make final charging decisions.

An arrest is merely an accusation. The suspect is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Anyone with information about criminal activity is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.

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