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SWAT Situation Ends Peacefully After Suspect Fires Shots at Officers

The incident happened on Indy's Southwest side during a traffic stop.

INDIANAPOLIS--What began as a traffic stop lead to a suspect firing gun shots at police officers and ended with arrests. 

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Howard Street and Shepard Street on the cities near southwest side.  During the course of the traffic stop, a man left the passenger side of the vehicle and started firing at the two officers inside the police vehicle, striking the vehicle multiple times.  The officers did not return fire. 

One of the suspects returned to the vehicle as the driver exited and surrendered to police.  The male suspect took off in the vehicle. 

That man then entered a home in the 1300 block of South Belmont Avenue. IMPD's SWAT team was called in and negotiators tried to reach the suspect multiple times, but could not. 

After all attempts at negotiation were used, police got a signed search warrant and entered the home. 

They found the suspect and took him into custody. 

IMPD Officer Genae Cook said, "It is definitely the way we wanted it to end up. A peaceful resolution versus anybody furthermore getting hurt. We didn't want him to get hurt. We didn't want any officers getting hurt in the process." 




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