Man pleads guilty to attempted murder after exchanging gunfire with sheriff’s deputy

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Dennis Green

UPDATE: Green pleaded guilty to attempted murder and resisting law enforcement on Aug. 8, 2016. He will be sentenced on Sept. 8.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 3, 2015) – Police have arrested a man following an encounter with a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that led to a shooting and put an area school on lockdown Monday afternoon.

Dennis Green, 33, faces a preliminary charge of attempted murder. He’s in custody at Eskenazi Detention Facility, police said.

Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, a deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office saw a confrontation in the 1300 block of West 29th Street and noticed a car leaving at a high rate of speed. The deputy tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle wouldn’t yield, resulting in a brief pursuit that ended in the 1800 block of North Harding.

The deputy exchanged gunfire with a man—late identified as Green—who was struck at least once. Green was eventually taken into custody and transported to an area hospital.

Detectives said Green had fired a weapon at another vehicle, leaving a person slightly injured. The individual refused medical attention. Two additional persons of interest questioned in the case were not involved in the incident and were released.