Detectives arrest one after shooting during attempted robbery
INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 28, 2014) – Police arrested a man following a shooting during an attempted robbery early Sunday morning.
Around 1 a.m., an officer with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, while doing extra patrols in the Broad Ripple area, heard shots fired near the area of East 61st Street and Birchwood Avenue and immediately headed that direction.
The officer observed a red vehicle leaving the area and was flagged down by a man who stated he had been shot in the leg as a result of an attempted robbery. The victim was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital in stable condition.
The officer continued after the red 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier and eventually came to a stop near East 60th Street and Birchwood Avenue. Both occupants ran from the vehicle and a perimeter was quickly set up. After a search by K-9, one of the suspects was apprehended near a home in the 5900 block of Winthrop Avenue.
The suspect was identified as 18-year-old Tramaine Montgomery. He was arrested on preliminary charges of aggravated battery and robbery. Montgomery was taken to Eskenazi Hospital for treatment of his injuries as a result of the dog bite. A second suspect was not apprehended, however. Detectives were following up on leads to identify that individual.
Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS (8477).