INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A suspect is in the hospital after being shot by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officers. It happened around 8:00 Sunday morning on the south side of Indianapolis, near Raymond St. and Ransdell.
Officials say officers were investigating a theft/robbery, and found a man and vehicle that matched the suspect description. They attempted to pull the driver over, but police say he refused to stop.
Police used a PIT maneuver, the suspect’s car then went off the road and hit a tree. They tell us he would not come out of the car and they saw him digging around for something so they called the SWAT team. Police say the man eventually kicked the door open, turned toward the officers and grabbed for his waistband. That’s when three officers fired, hitting him multiple times.
“Police had him surrounded and continually asked him to come out and come out hands up and he just wouldn’t do it,” said Jesse Stoehr, a neighbor who told 24 Hour News 8 he watched the incident from his window. “I seen him kind of grasping like he was trying to pull something out or had something, I don’t know what it was, but it was right back here behind the tree.”
The man was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Police found a metal pipe on him.
The extent of the man’s injuries have yet to be released. No police officers were hurt.
This story will be updated as more information is known.