An Indianapolis police officer was in “serious but stable” condition and another man was critically wounded Sunday night after a shootout in Fountain Square, police said.
The officer, identified only as a “one-year officer who was in field training,” was taken to Eskenazi Hospital. Police said the man who fired on officers was in critical condition as of 1 a.m. Monday. He was later upgraded to serious condition, according to police.
Few details of the shooting were available early Monday morning, but IMPD Lt. Shane Foley told reporters the shooting occurred after officers responded to the 1600 block of Lexington Avenue on a report of a vehicle crash shortly after 10 p.m.
As police were en route to the crash, dispatchers told officers a man in a red jacket was exposing himself, Foley said. They also reported a man in a red car was intoxicated, “acting strange” and headed south on State Avenue.
Officers found a man wearing a red jacket in a red Buick in the 1600 block of Woodlawn Avenue, a street two blocks south of Lexington Avenue. When police approached, the man fled “within seconds.”
“The officers told the man: ‘Stop. Police,’” Foley said during a media briefing at the scene. “There was an exchange of gunfire between at least one officer and the suspect in the area of the alley north of 1600 Woodlawn Avenue.”
A SWAT team found the man shortly after 11 p.m. in the 900 block of Dawson Street, less than half a mile from where the shootout occurred. The man had been shot at least once, Foley told reporters, and police found a handgun next to him.
Police must go????? End of conversation with this Marxist disguised as a black rights activist. Police must go???? Nobody told her how ridiculous that statement is and how stupid it makes her look???
LOL. People are surprised that eliminating bail, refusing to prosecute for many crimes (including larceny), and releasing criminals on the street leads to more crime???? They deserve to be victims if they voted for these politicians and agendas.