Suspect opens fire on police officer on northwest side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April  8, 2016) – Police are searching for a suspect they say shot at an officer Friday night.

It happened on the city’s northwest side in the area of 30th Street and Eagledale Drive.

Police say it began as a road rage incident. The officer was at a gas station at 34th and Georgetown Road for a separate investigation.

While he was there, two cars sped into the gas station apparently chasing each other. The officer took off after them.

Authorities say the officer had his lights on but couldn’t catch up right away. Near the 4900 block of Patricia Street, one car intentionally hit the other. That’s when the driver of one of the cars hung out the driver side window and fired multiple rounds at the officer.

Police confirm the officer did not return fire, but he did pursue the car. The driver sped off, and the officer wasn’t able to get close to the suspect.

Eventually, IMPD located the car but not the suspect.

The officer was not injured in the incident.

IMPD says this is the third time this year an officer on the force has been shot at.

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