Witness: Suspect tried to remove officer’s gun from holster before shooting on east side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- A person is in serious condition after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday on the east side.

The incident occurred at a home near East Washington Street and South Sherman Drive just after 3 p.m. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Chief Troy Riggs said an officer was sent to the location on a theft report.

When the officer arrived, a father and daughter were having an argument. The father was on the ground.

Riggs said a third person got involved in the situation, and according to a witness, tried to remove the officer's gun from the holster. A struggle over the weapon ensued, and two shots were fired. The suspect was struck and taken to Eskenazi Health in serious condition.

No officers were injured. Police are asking for anyone who has any information or saw the incident to step forward.

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