Update (2/26/23): IMPD has arrested 42-year-old George Leachman for his alleged role in the incident.
Leachman has been arrested for three counts of battery of a law enforcement officer and resisting law enforcement. All are Felony charges.
The vehicle Leachman was driving during yesterday’s police chase, identified as a black Ford F250 pickup truck, was reported stolen from New Haven, Indiana on Feb. 23.
INDIANAPOLIS — Multiple Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officers were involved in an officer-involved shooting in the 300 block of Poplar Road Saturday evening.
According to IMPD, three officers received non-life-threatening injuries during the incident. IMPD confirmed the injuries were not a result of gunfire and that several police cars were damaged during a vehicle pursuit.
IMPD said officers discovered a stolen black Ford F250 pickup truck in the area between 19th Street and Campbell Avenue shortly before 5 p.m.
When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect, according to police records identified as 42-year-old George Leachman, backed up and rammed into a police vehicle. The officer inside the vehicle received minor head injurie
A pursuit then followed that resulted in additional damage being done to two more IMPD police cars.
Officers found the suspect again near the 300 block of Poplar Road. The suspect then backed into another IMPD vehicle. The officer inside the vehicle sustained minor leg injuries.
The truck then backed up into a third police car, injuring another officer in the process. That officer sustained arm injuries.
The pursuit resulted in three police vehicles being disabled.
The officers discharged their weapons during the chase. The suspect is being treated at a local hospital for a gunshot wound and is in stable condition.
The involved officers have been placed on administrative leave per department protocol for any officer-involved shooting incidents. All three officers are expected to be released tonight.
IMPD confirmed a stolen firearm was also discovered inside the truck. Multiple body-worn cameras were activated and captured the incident.
Police are not looking for any additional suspects at this time. The area around Poplar Road will remain closed as the investigation continues.
This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.