Police release suspect description after man fires shots at IMPD officer
INDIANAPOLIS (March 20, 2016) – IMPD is searching for the suspect who fired shots at one of their officers.
According to police, Officer Noe Reyes was patrolling the city’s east side on Sunday night. He observed a black Pontiac Grand Prix traveling 54 miles per hour in 35 miles per hour zone on East 38th Street near Sherman Drive just after 11 p.m.
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 East 38th Street.
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, and at that 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 they 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 suspect was described as a male, approximately six feet and two inches tall, 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.