INDIANAPOLIS – Detectives are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one armed suspect injured. No officers were injured during the encounter.
At approximately 1:43 a.m., officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop near the intersection of South Belmont Avenue and Conrad Avenue for a license plate violation. The white male suspect led officers on a short vehicle pursuit before fleeing from the truck on foot. After examining the ditched truck, officers learned the truck had been stolen from New Whiteland, Indiana on November 23, 2015.
Officers believed the suspect fled into a residence in the 2100 block of Conrad Avenue. Through investigative techniques, a name for the suspect was quickly developed. Officers were granted a search warrant for this residence via the Courts, and officers entered the residence shortly before 5:30 a.m. Upon entering the residence, two officers encountered a male armed with a gun in a back bedroom. Both officers fired their weapons striking the suspect. The injured male was transported to Eskenazi Hospital and is listed in critical condition. Officers were able to confirm that the armed male inside of the residence was the same suspect that fled from the stolen truck.
IMPD Homicide detectives and detectives with the Critical Incident Response Team (C.I.R.T) responded to the scene and conducted a criminal investigation into the incident. Investigators with IMPD Internal Affairs were also on scene to conduct a separate administrative investigation to determine compliance with department policy. A parallel investigation by C.I.R.T. and Internal Affairs is standard procedure after any officer-involved shooting.
The involved officer will be placed on administrative leave, as is standard procedure in any officer-involved shooting investigation.