INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Officials with IMPD say they have four people in custody following a chase on the west side of Indianapolis that led to an officer’s car getting rammed into by a stolen truck.
According to Officer Rafael Diaz with IMPD, an officer was initiating a traffic stop near 12th and Alton Saturday evening when the suspect vehicle fled and didn’t stop.
A pursuit began, and went into the 1100 block of Somerset. Police say four people were in the truck–a white F150 that was later determined to be stolen.
Police say at one point, two people bailed from the truck. Diaz says the truck continued, but quickly stopped, hit reverse and rammed into the officer’s car, causing the airbag to deploy and the officer to hit his head on the door.
Diaz says the officer then drew and discharged his weapon, but did not hit anyone.
The driver continued in his vehicle, and ended up just east of Somerset and 11th Street, when he crashed into a few cars.
At that point, police say all four subjects in the truck had exited the vehicle. Two people ran into a home in the 1100 block of Rochester, at which point SWAT members were called.
Police say the individuals surrendered to officers and that all four subjects involved were taken into custody.
It wasn’t immediately clear what charges the subjects will face.
“Obviously a vehicle being rammed into an officer, that’s an assault with a deadly weapon,” Officer Diaz said.
Police say one of the suspects involved has local and out of county warrants for possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license.
The officer whose car was hit was not injured, police say. He was in plain clothes, and was working as part of a summer initiative.