State trooper shoots suspect after armed robbery at Anderson gas station

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ANDERSON, Ind. – Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that followed an armed robbery at an Anderson gas station.

According to Indiana State Police, that shooting happened near the Ricker’s gas station at 53rd Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard around 8:30 a.m. Indiana State Police said a man held up the clerk and then walked out.

The clerk pointed the suspect out to an on-duty state trooper who’d just entered the store; the trooper confronted the robbery suspect as he was getting into a car. Police said the suspect pointed his gun at the trooper, who drew his weapon and fired multiple shots.

Police said the shots hit the suspect, Ricky B. Zimmerman, 22, Pendleton, in the wrists; his car continued across MLK Blvd. and hit a Honda Civic. The driver of the Civic was not hurt, police said.

Police rendered first aid to Zimmerman until Anderson Fire-EMS arrived; he later went to St. Vincent in Anderson for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Police recovered a handgun from Zimmerman as well as cash they believe he took during the robbery.

The state trooper involved in the shooting was not hurt.