K-9 Officer Killed in Fishers Police Chase, Suspects Identified

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K-9 Officer Killed in Fishers Police Chase, Suspects Identified

Rashaana Farrow and Richard Garrett Jr. are now in the Hamilton County Jail.

 

UPDATE: The two suspects have been identified as Richard Garrett Jr. and Rashaana Farrow.

 

FISHERS, Ind.--A police chase that started just after midnight ended in the Saxony neighborhood, near Olio Rd., in Fishers. Police were chasing two suspects they believed were driving drunk. They later came to believe that at least one of them was armed.

Lt. Thomas Weger said the two were arrested after people in the area were told to lock their doors when they bailed out of their car. One suspect was arrested almost immediately, while the police searched for the other suspect for about three hours.

Police Chief Ed Gebhart said a K-9 officer, Harlej, was killed. Gebhart said officers heard a gunshot, or what they believe was one, in the woods where the dog was later found.

"It is my belief that he saved lives last night and we are thankful for his sacrifice," he said. 

Weger said several departments were involved in the chase.

A memorial for Harlej has been made in the lobby of the Fishers Police Department.

(PHOTO: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

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