IMPD officer hurt by heroin needle while patting down suspect

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis police say an officer was stuck by a heroin needle Monday evening.

It happened while the officer was patting down a suspect.

IMPD says Nathan Sharp led police on a brief chase near 28th Street and Sherman Drive.

Sharp is now behind bars for auto theft, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and resisting law enforcement.

The officer went to the hospital for an initial evaluation Monday. IMPD says he’ll have follow up appointments with a doctor to ensure there are no infections.

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