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Indy Man Arrested for Pointing Gun on I-465

Suspect fled police and also attempted a carjacking

Abraham Lopez (photo courtesy Indiana State Police)

An Indianapolis man was arrested Sunday after trying to flee police on Interstate 465.

Indiana State Police say a state trooper noticed the driver of an SUV brandishing and pointing a gun at other vehicles on northbound I-465 near the Pendleton Pike exit.  When the trooper attempted to pull the SUV over, the driver put the gun on the passenger seat and continued driving at around 30 miles-per-hour with both hands out the driver's window for about one mile before stopping on the shoulder.

The trooper attempted to take the driver, later identified as 23-year-old Abraham Lopez, when Lopez begin to physically and verbally resist.  Lopez was able to escape and ran down the collector ramp for 56th Street/Shadeland Avenue.  The trooper secured the gun in Lopez' car and went to locate Lopez again.

Lopez was taken into custody by another trooper who had located Lopez as he tried to carjack another vehicle.  The driver of that car drove off to avoid Lopez.

Lopez was taken to the Marion County Processing Center and faces numerous charges including Criminal Confinement, Criminal Recklessness, Pointing a Firearm and Resisting Law Enforcement.

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