SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana State Police have been asked to investigate a police action shooting that occurred just after 2:00 this morning in Shelby County.
The incident began when Shelby County deputies attempted to pull over a stolen 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer just south of Pleasant View near I-74 and Walnut Street. Police say the SUV was reported stolen out of Indianapolis earlier this month.
The driver led police on a chase that lasted about ten minutes to the area of County Road 700 West and County Road 800 North.
“He led them on the county roads and off into the fields and things like that,” said ISP Sgt. John Perrine.
Two deputies fired shots and hit the suspect.
“Right now we are trying to determine what happened leading up to those shots,” said Sgt. Perrine.
Jordan Smith, 26, of Indianapolis, was wounded and transported to Eskenazi Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He had an active arrest warrant through Marion County for auto theft.
“There are some witnesses to the crime and we need to talk to those witnesses. Three of those witnesses are police officers,” said Sgt. Perrine.
The 34-year-old woman in the car with him says she was raped by Smith prior to the chase. Investigators are looking into those allegations.
The officers involved in the incident were also not injured.