IMPD officer shoots suspect in restaurant parking lot
UPDATE (3/5) – Authorities have released the identify of the suspect involved.
Ivan Tapley, 23, of Indianapolis has been preliminary charged with criminal recklessness and carrying a handgun without a license.
Tapley was transferred from Eskenazi Hospital to the Arrestee Processing Center for booking.
On Feb. 1, 2018, Tapley took a plea agreement and was sentenced to probation.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting on the west side of Indianapolis.
Officers were called to the Run Inn Bar and Grill near 34th and High School Road around 3 a.m. Sunday.
Police tell us the 23-year-old male suspect was firing a gun in the parking lot of the restaurant. An officer who was in the adjacent parking lot approached the suspect, and was fired at.
The 8-year veteran officer returned fire and hit the suspect in the wrist. The officer was unharmed. He will be placed on administrative leave during the course of the investigation, which is standard procedure.
“The bar fell on the involved officers patrol area and they had been experiencing issues in the area,” said IMPD Officer Jim Gillespie. “In an effort to be proactive, he was in sitting in the parking lot next to the bar to deter issues and monitor the area. He was doing exactly what a great officer does and when shots were being fired, he went in to address the threat to ensure the safety of the public at large.”
The suspect was taken to Eskanazi Hospital. Officers say he was listed in “stable condition” as of 8 a.m. Sunday. He will be booked into jail after treatment.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.