Indianapolis man arrested after trying to steal officer’s gun

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Mug shot: John Matthew Schmidt

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 13, 2015) – Police arrested a man who they say battered an officer early Sunday morning.

According to IMPD, officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Guion Lakes Boulevard around 12:50 a.m. on a burglary in progress.

IMPD officers encountered the suspect, who battered and tried to steal the officer’s gun.

John Matthew Schmidt, 22, was restrained and tased in order to be detained and arrested.

He was transported to the APC by MCSD wagon.

He is being charged with battery on a public safety official (no injury), disarming a law enforcement officer, residential entry, resisting law enforcement, and vandalism.

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