INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Critical Incident Response Team is conducting an investigation after a shooting involving a Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy and a suspect on the west side of Indianapolis.
It happened near the area of 18th Street and Dexter Street Monday around 3:30 p.m.
A spokesperson for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said the deputy was not injured.
Sgt. Kendale Adams said the off-duty deputy was leaving a maintenance facility in the area when he witnessed a confrontation in the 1300 block of W. 29th Street. He said the deputy initiated a traffic stop, but the driver did not stop.
“He saw a vehicle flee off at a high rate of speed. He got behind that vehicle and chased it to the 1800 block of Dexter where there was an encounter between he and a suspect. That suspect was shot,” said Adams.
The chase lasted about five minutes and ended in an alley in a vacant lot.
Police said the suspect, identified as 33-year-old Dennis Green, ran to a nearby residence and went inside the home. The man eventually came out with help from the IMPD SWAT team. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, suffering from at least one gunshot wound.
Police believe there are three male suspects so far with a potential for more.
Some parents picking up their children at Riverside School had no idea what was going on.
“I just seen all the police coming and they put us on lockdown as soon as we got there,” said Stazia Jefferson, who lives nearby.
Police said the IPS school was on a brief lockdown as a precaution.
The lockdown was lifted before 5:00 p.m. providing relief for parents.
Investigators spent hours processing the scene and talking to witnesses.
“We believe there are potentially other suspects that we have detained and we’re trying to ask about their involvement in this particular incident,” said Adams.
Police said the second person of interest showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound. The third person of interest was taken into custody with a firearm in the 1800 block of Sugar Grove Avenue.
Police also said a dog was shot and killed after showing signs of aggression toward an IMPD K-9 during the search of the area for additional suspects.
Police have not released the name of the deputy.
Green has been preliminarily charged with attempted murder.