INDIANAPOLIS (November 3, 2015) - An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer suffered a graze wound in a shooting late Monday night on the city’s near south side. It happened just before midnight near South East Street and Orange Street.
Police say the officer was on routine patrol when heard gunshots and noticed two men walking toward an alley. When the officer tried to stop the suspects, they took off, resulting in a brief chase on foot. Police say that's when one of the suspects fired at the officer. The officer did not return fire.
Police say the officer suffered a graze wound on his wrist and was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital in good condition.
Jeff Bingham, 27, and Luis Olvera, 28, were arrested in connection with the shooting. Both face charges of criminal recklessness, possession of a firearm and resisting law enforcement. Olvera was on probation at the time.
Detectives seized a gun and more than a pound of marijuana.
Officials say the injured officer is a 7-year veteran of IMPD.