Prison escapee apprehended after fleeing traffic stop on near west side
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man who escaped prison has been arrested on Tuesday morning.
According to IMPD, during a routine patrol in the Haughville neighborhood Tuesday, police attempted to pull over a vehicle in the 1000 block of Medford Ave. Two suspects, one identified as Leonard Williamson, 29, exited the car and ran from police on foot.
Authorities reportedly set up a perimeter and took Williamson into custody. Officers were able to determine that Williamson was listed as an escapee from Indiana Department of Corrections and was wanted on a warrant.
During the arrest, the other suspect allegedly started shooting at police in an effort to divert their attention on Williamson.
After an hour and a half search, authorities could not locate the shooter.
Williamson was arrested and booked into Marion County Jail.