Shots Fired at IMPD officer during foot pursuit after traffic stop

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Officer Noe Reyes, was fired upon during a foot pursuit, after attempting to stop a black Pontiac Grand Prix for a speeding violation.

Just after 11p.m. on the City’s East side, Officer Reyes was on routine patrol when he observed a black Pontiac Grand Prix, traveling at 54mph in a 35mph zone, on East 38th St near Sherman Dr.  The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle, but the suspect vehicle fled. The suspect vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed and lost control after attempting to evade the officer through a BP Gas station parking lot. The suspect vehicle came to rest in a yard in the 3800 block of E 38th St.

The suspect then jumped out of the front driver’s seat and began fleeing on foot. The officer gave chase and after the suspect slipped through an opening in a privacy fence, the officer slowed his pursuit. Given the unknown risk, the officer, peered through the fence at which time the suspect fired a shot at the officer. The officer did not return fire, however, he immediately took cover and setup a perimeter.

Additional units, including IMPD K9, responded to assist in a search for the suspect, but were unable to make apprehension. IMPD Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), homicide detectives, and Marion County-Indianapolis Forensic Services Agency responded to conduct interviews and process the crime scene.  A search warrant was obtained for the suspect vehicle, where numerous pieces of evidence were recovered, including a fully loaded gun magazine.

The officer WAS NOT injured. The suspect was described as a male, approximately 6’2”, wearing a red jacket and black pants. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317)262-TIPS.

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