Victim shoots attempted robber in McDonald’s drive-thru on Indy’s east side

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An attempted robber was shot in a McDonald’s drive-thru on the east side of Indianapolis Thursday night.

Metropolitan police say the incident happened at the restaurant in the 2500 block of N. Emerson Ave. just before 10 p.m.

Police say the victim was in the drive-thru lane about to purchase dinner for his family when the suspect approached his vehicle while allegedly pointing a gun at the victim.

The suspect demanded the victim's wallet and vehicle. The victim then drew his weapon in self-defense and shot the suspect.

The victim stayed on the scene after the shooting and cooperated with investigators.

Police say the suspect is listed in “good condition” and has been arrested.