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Shot fired at police on near east side

Last Updated 1 week by Amnon J. Jobi | Amnon Front Page

Shot fired at officer on E. 21st St.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A shot was fired at officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on the city’s near east side on Thursday.

At 3:30 p.m. Thursday, IMPD officers were searching for a suspect who was wanted on a warrant in a separate investigation near the 5100 block of East 21st Street. When the officers attempted to make contact with the suspect, he fled on foot, initiating a foot pursuit with officers. During the foot pursuit, at least one shot was fired at officers.

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No officers were injured in the shooting and no officers returned fire.

Investigators described the suspect as a Black male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, around 180 pounds, wearing a black tank top, blue jean shorts, with dreads just above the shoulders. According to investigators, officers will be in the area with a heavy police presence for the foreseeable future. Investigators ask that residents stay out of the area for the time being.