INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 28, 2014) –The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) says two out of three people suspected of robbing a game store are now in the hospital following a police chase.
At 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, in the 10000 block of E. Washington Street, IMPD received a report of a robbery in progress. The witness observed the silver colored SUV traveling from the location. An officer spotted a vehicle fitting this description entering the I-70 ramp. Police attempted to stop the vehicle by way of emergency lights and sirens, but the suspect fled from police, going eastbound on I-70.
The chase lasted several minutes spanning two counties and at times reaching speeds in excess of the posted speed limit.
The suspect vehicle slowed a mile away from I-70/ Post Road allowing a suspect to exit the vehicle on foot. A foot pursuit ensued during which time a shot was fired.
This suspect was quickly apprehended and taken into custody. However, the suspect vehicle continued traveling eastbound on I-70. The driver lost control of his vehicle in an attempt to avoid stop sticks. The vehicle rolled several times on the exit ramp of I-70 and State Road 9. The crash caused injuries to the unidentified driver and injuries to an unidentified passenger. Both driver and passenger were transported to Eskenazi Health by EMS personnel. No other injuries or collisions were reported as a result of this incident.
Per IMPD’s standard operating procedures involving any police pursuit that results in bodily injury, and the discharge of a firearm, a joint investigation will be conducted by IMPD’s Homicide and Traffic Investigation Units. The driver and passenger will be questioned by Robbery & Homicide after they have been evaluated by medical personnel. Additionally, the suspect apprehended during the foot pursuit will be transported to Robbery & Homicide for questioning.
The driver is likely to face a preliminary felony charge of resisting arrest with the possibility of additional charges after an initial investigation is conducted.