UPDATE: Police identify suspect in high-speed chase that injured Whitestown officer
INDIANAPOLIS (September 11, 2015) – A high-speed chase that started in Boone County ended with a crash on the northwest side of Indianapolis just after 2 a.m.
Police say the chase began in Whitestown and reached speeds upwards of 140 miles per hour on I-65.
The chase ended when the suspect crashed on an exit ramp at I-65 and 38th Street. Police say a Whitestown Police vehicle struck the suspect’s car after the suspect bailed out of the vehicle. Police say the officer suffered a minor injury from this accident.
The suspect was taken into custody and the injured officer was taken to a local hospital to be treated. Police say the suspect was transported to Eskenazi Hospital, but there is no information about the extent of his injuries.
The chase started as a stolen property run at a Meijer in Boone County. Police say the suspect is a known thief and has multiple warrants for his arrest.
According to police, Meijer security notified Whitestown Police the suspect was in the store. When police tried to stop him, they say the suspect fled in a Kia Optima.
The suspect was later identified as 31-year-old Ryan Walker of Gary, Ind. He was booked into the Boone County Jail on preliminary charges of theft, resisting/fleeing law enforcement, reckless driving and two warrants out of Hendricks County.