IMPD: Wanted man fired at officers during traffic stop on east side


INDIANAPOLIS — Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon on the east side of Indianapolis.

The shooting took place just before 3 p.m. in the 3100 block of Forest Manor Avenue.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says no officers were injured. The incident started as an attempted traffic stop by detectives at 31st and Forest Manor.

According to IMPD, detectives with the Crime Gun Intelligence Center, ATF agents, and SWAT officers were tracking a 21-year-old man with two open warrants for community corrections violations for robbery.

He was also being sought for questioning by homicide detectives for an ongoing murder investigation.

When detectives saw him in the passenger seat of the car, they engaged the SWAT team to assist because it was possible the suspect would be armed.

Police made the traffic stop; the car stopped initially and then took off. About a half-block later, police used a PIT maneuver to stop the car. The suspect got out and opened fire at police; officers returned fire.

The man was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. The female driver of the car was checked out at the hospital and released.

Multiple police officers were involved in the incident; at least three of them were wearing body cameras and recorded the encounter.

The officers who fired their guns are on administrative leave as is standard procedure in these incidents.  No ATF agents fired their guns during this incident.

Police said they were not looking for additional people in connection with the case.

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