Johnson County Sheriff’s Office investigating after police pursuit ends in crash, shooting

(Johnson County Sheriff's Office Photo)

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a crash following a chase.

According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies initially responded to a residence on Main Street in Greenwood for report of a suspicious person Tuesday morning.

A chase then ensued after deputies say the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle, eventually heading onto the interstate. At some point during the chase, the suspect turned north onto Arlington Avenue, where deputies say the suspect brandished a gun and pointed at a pursuing officer.

The suspect then left the roadway, hitting telephone poles and slamming into a tree. The impact from the collision with the utility pole caused power lines to fall with an explosion.

Officers then approached the vehicle and saw that the suspect was unresponsive and bleeding from his head. The victim was later transported to an area hospital with what is believed to be life threatening gunshot wounds. It is believed the victim shot himself at the end of the pursuit.

The investigation remains ongoing.