IMPD says man shot by eastbound police after chase stable

IMPD says man shot by eastbound police after chase stable

Indianapolis police shot a man on the city’s east side Saturday afternoon after they say he rammed a stolen pickup into three police cars.

The shooting followed a police pursuit involving a stolen vehicle 300 block of Poplar Road – Near Michigan Street and Emerson Avenue.

The man shot by officers was listed in stable condition, according to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Lt. Shane Foley.

Shortly before 5 p.m., officers located a stolen Ford F-250 East 19th Street and North Campbell Avenue. Officers tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver of the pickup rammed the police vehicle. The officer in that car suffered minor head injuries.

Indianapolis Police responded to a shooting on Saturday, February 25, 2023 in the 300 block of Poplar Road on the city’s east side.

Officers located the pickup again and a chase ensued. The pickup driver then drove into a police vehicle, striking an officer in the leg before the driver struck a third vehicle, striking an officer in the arm, Foley said.

All three officers are expected to be released from the hospital Saturday night.

Officers were notified that a firearm was reported stolen next to the vehicle. While trying to arrest the driver of the pickup, two officers shot and wounded the driver, who was taken to a hospital in stable condition, Foley said.

Officers will be placed on administrative leave, according to policy. The civilian-majority Use of Force Review Board will conduct a mandatory hearing for an attempted use of deadly force against a person, a subsequent news release said.

Poplar Road was closed for several hours Saturday night while police investigated. As the temperature continues to drop, blue and red police lights illuminate the neighborhood’s brick and vinyl homes. It was an unfamiliar sight to Roderick Sanders, who lives on the block around Willard Park.

An East Side resident for the past 18 years, Sanders said he usually walks around Ellenberger Park to get in shape.

“I’ve never seen anything like this in this particular area,” he said, lamenting crime and gun violence in the city.

“We need to focus on getting guns off the streets,” Sanders said. “Where are all these guns coming from and how are they so easily accessible? I think our police department needs to address where these guns are coming from.”

John Tufts covers evening breaking and trending news for the Indianapolis Star. Send him a news tip [email protected].

This article originally appeared in the Indianapolis Star: Indianapolis police shooting: Man shot by officers in stable condition

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