Police chase on east side of Indianapolis ends in suspect’s arrest

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 1, 2014)– A police chase on the city’s east side ended in the arrest of a serious violent felon, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD).

At approximately 4:00 p.m. Friday, an IMPD officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop near the intersection of East 25th St. and North Olney St. for a traffic violation.

The driver of the gray, four-door Chevrolet Malibu refused to stop and led officers on a chase. Officers requested the assistance of a precision immobilization technique (PIT)-certified officer to respond. That officer, while approaching the intersection of E 21st Street and North Shadeland Avenue, attempted a PIT-maneuver. The driver of the fleeing vehicle then rammed the officer’s patrol car and was unsuccessful in stopping the suspect.

The suspect continued to flee and ultimately led officers to the intersection of Ridgewood Dr. and Wellington Ave., where the chase ended after the suspect again rammed the officer’s patrol car and came to a stop in a yard. The suspect exited his vehicle and a short foot pursuit began.

Officers noticed the subject reaching for his waistband and saw him pull out a handgun, which he dropped as he continued to run. At that time, officers continued to give loud, verbal commands to the suspect to stop, while their guns were drawn. The suspect stopped after being cut-off by an officer’s vehicle and officers attempted to place the subject under arrest. The suspect began to physically resist officers and before the officer had an opportunity to holster his weapon, the suspect took the officer to the ground and the officer’s duty weapon accidentally discharged.

No one was injured as a result of that discharge. The suspect continued to resist until he was finally placed into custody.

He was identified by IMPD as Quincy Archer, 23, from Indianapolis.

Officers took into evidence cocaine and drug paraphernalia, found inside the suspect’s vehicle, as well as, a stolen handgun which the suspect dropped while fleeing.

Quincy Archer was preliminary charged with:

  • Possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon
  • Dealing and Possession of Cocaine
  • Criminal Recklessness
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Theft
  • Driving while suspended with a prior conviction

Further charges may be added at a later time by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.

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