INDIANAPOLIS --Two suspects are in custody after an Indianapolis Metropolitan police officer shot at an armed suspect on the southeast side early Wednesday morning.
The incident unfolded shortly before 2 a.m. in the 3500 block of E. Raymond St. near a Family Dollar store. Officers were initially called to the area after receiving a report of a suspicious person spotted near the store which was closed. When they arrived, they found a man matching the description of the suspicious person provided by a 911 caller.
The officer exited his police car to investigate and the male suddenly took off running. The officers chased after the male suspect, and that’s when he saw a second male coming up behind him armed with a handgun.
The officer ordered the second male to drop his gun but the suspect refused, and the officer fired his weapon. The suspect was not struck by the officer's gunfire,
He fled the area but was quickly apprehended by additional responding officers. The suspect is identified as Christopher Depriest, 29, of Indianapolis.
Officers also recovered the handgun believ ed to be the one the suspect was holding at that the scene.
Around 4:30 a.m. officers received an anonymous tip that the first male suspect who fled from the officer was hiding nearby in the 3300 block of Bethel. Officers apprehended him without incident. That suspect has been identified as Maurice Dunlap, 39, of Indianapolis. He was wanted on an outstanding warrant.
IMPD's Critical Incident Review Team will review the facts of the case, and the Internal Affairs section and Firearms review board will conduct separate administrative reviews. The Marion County Prosecutor's Office will review the investigative findings for a charging decision.