IMPD: Vehicle involved in police-action shooting found burned

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INDIANAPOLIS (March 8, 2016) – Officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department say they have found the vehicle involved in an early morning pursuit with shots fired on the city’s southeast side.

According to officials, officers tried to initiate a traffic stop around the intersection of Rural Street and Hoyt Avenue shortly before 4:30 a.m.

The vehicle, a blue Chevy Cavalier, fled and a police chase ensued. Police say the suspect fired shots from his vehicle, and the officer returned fire. Two people got out of the vehicle and ran off.

According to IMPD, one officer was injured, but not from the gunfire. The injuries, described as minor, were the result of flying glass. Officials say the officer, Christopher Maher, is a 14-year veteran of IMPD. He is resting and recuperating at home.

Officer Maher has been placed on administrative leave during the investigation, as is standard procedure.

Officers set up a perimeter in the area surrounding the intersection of Prospect Street and Southeastern Avenue. However, they didn't find the suspects or the car.

Police say they found the blue Chevy Cavalier burned in the 3900 block of Emerson Boulevard. Officials say no arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.

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