Fishers police officer nearly struck by fleeing suspect in stolen Jeep

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FISHERS, Ind. –A Fishers police officer narrowly escaped being struck by a fleeing suspect in a restaurant parking lot Sunday morning.

Around 10:30 a.m. Fishers Police were called to the McDonald’s parking lot near East 96th Street and Interstate 69 on a report of a suspicious man in a black Jeep Cherokee.

As officers were checking the status of the man’s  driver’s license the man threw the jeep in reverse and rammed into a police SUV nearly striking an officer.

Police say the suspect fled a short distance before striking a curb and disabling the Jeep.  The suspect reportedly got out of the Jeep and attempted to carjack two occupied cars.  The suspect was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit.

It was determined the Jeep had been stolen during a carjacking Saturday night in Marion County.

No officers were hurt.  The suspect was treated at the scene for wrist pain and transported to the Hamilton County Jail.

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