Suspect in custody after pursuit injures 2 IMPD officers, damages 3 squad cars

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Two Indianapolis Metropolitan police officers were hurt after a chase early Wednesday morning in which a vehicle rammed three police cruisers.

It began shortly after midnight on Lafayette Road, where police were called to investigate a domestic incident. When the officer arrived, a woman pointed out a man sitting in a white truck. As the officer was walking toward the truck, the man started revving the engine and then intentionally backed up into the police car, according to police. The suspect then left the scene.

A chase ensued, and an officer was stationed at W. 19th St. and W. Kessler Blvd. N. Dr. to assist with stopping the fleeing vehicle. The truck hit the interceptor and went into a fence, investigators said. A third police car also was hit, but the officer wasn’t injured.

Two IMPD officers were slightly injured in the incident and were taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital as a precaution. Police said the truck appeared to be stolen; officers used a Taser to subdue the driver, who was arrested at the scene and transported to Eskenazi Hospital.

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