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INDIANAPOLIS (May 15, 2014) — Detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department have apprehended a man who police say is a witness to a murder.

The man was taken into custody after a traffic stop on the northwest side. Police say it happened just before 10 a.m. near Lafayette Road and I-65 Thursday. Detectives started following a maroon Ford minivan on 38th and Michigan streets. When officers pulled the vehicle over, the man immediately took off. He was cornered by several officers after jumping over a fence and throwing away a gun, said police.

Delman Alexander

Delman Alexander was taken into custody for several arrest warrants on his record including resisting officers and driving with a suspended license.

Two people in the van were questioned and released. They told officers they were giving Alexander a ride.

Note: An earlier report indicated the man arrested was a murder suspect.  However, police clarify he is a murder witness. 

Photo courtesy of a witness at the scene 

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