Greenwood police identify man shot by officer following chase, crash on south side

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Paul Kinnaman/2009 booking photo from IMPD

Paul Kinnaman/2009 booking photo from IMPD

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Police say an officer was involved in a shooting Monday evening on the south side.

According to Greenwood police, a pursuit began at Fry Road and State Road 135 around 6:10 p.m. after an officer attempted to pull over a black BMW; the vehicle had been reported stolen from Indianapolis. Police pursued the vehicle for approximately five miles.

The vehicle crashed into four other cars at the intersection of Stop 11 and Shelby Street. Police say the suspect got out of the car and pointed a gun at a Greenwood Police Department officer. The officer drew his weapon and fired several times.

The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Paul Kinnaman from Metamora, suffered gunshot wound in the abdomen and went to Eskenazi Hospital. He dropped his gun and surrendered after being shot, police said.

"99% of the people that we come into contact with are good people, they cooperate, they do what we ask them to do and there’s not problems.  The suspect fled at a high rate of speed and decided he wanted to point a firearm at a police officer," said Assistant Chief Matthew Fillenwarth with the Greenwood Police Department.

Five people were taken to the hospital. Three, including the suspect, were in the BMW. The two others were in other vehicles involved in the crash.

No officers were injured in the pursuit or shooting.  The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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