IMPD officer shoots, injures suspect on near northwest side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 26, 2015)-- The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) responded to an officer-involved shooting Monday night on the near northwest side of Indianapolis.

The shooting occurred at Guion Road and West 30th Street just after 11 p.m. during a traffic stop. IMPD said the officer encountered an armed passenger and requested backup. The officer eventually fired his gun, striking the passenger, who was taken to a local hospital in good condition. The driver was detained for questioning. Officers recovered two weapons from the scene: one belonging to the injured passenger and the other belonging to the driver.

IMPD is still trying to figure out exactly what caused the officer to open fire.

"Investigators right now are taking officer statements and going over all the details right now," said Officer Rafael Diaz with IMPD. "We do know that the radio traffic indicated he requested additional units."

At this time, investigators believe the officer was the only one who fired a weapon. No one else was hurt.

The incident remains under investigation. The officer involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in such cases.


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