IMPD investigate shooting involving an officer, search for car that drove off from police

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INDIANAPOLIS — An investigation is underway on Indy’s south side into a shooting that involved a police officer.

IMPD said the incident happened in the 2200 block of Graves Light Drive around 8:30 p.m. Monday.

An officer responded to a call about the theft of a vehicle. The suspect was allegedly attempting to steal a trailer full of construction materials.

When they approached what was believed to be the suspect, the officer fired one shot.

“He had a struggle with the individual while the individual was in the car. He was trying to get the individual out of the car and ended up discharging his firearm, his department firearm,” said IMPD Nightwatch Commander Kerry Buckner.

IMPD says the driver then drove away, and officers are now looking for the vehicle.

They say it was a white male in a red or maroon Cadillac, one of the smaller SUV models. If anyone has information about the car or driver, they can call IMPD or Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

At this time IMPD said it doesn’t have knowledge of anyone being struck.

An officer was checked out at the scene for minor injuries.

IMPD says there was another person in the suspect’s vehicle that jumped out before the suspect took off. Police will now focus on questioning that person of interest.

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