IMPD: Motorist, pedestrian injured after police chase burglary suspects

Three suspects in a home burglary led officers on a car chase across Indianapolis on Thursday night that resulted in injuries to another motorist and a pedestrian, police said.

Two of the suspects were later arrested, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. A third suspect is still at large and may be armed.

According to police, the incident began around 6 p.m., when officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 1000 block of Groff Avenue on the city’s west side. 

Three people fled in a vehicle, which was pursued by officers until it crashed into another car at the intersection of 29th and Meridian streets on the north side, IMPD said.

Indianapolis police investigate a crash involving injuries at the intersection of 29th and Meridian streets on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. The crash occurred as police were chasing burglary suspects, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

The motorist in the other car that was struck was injured and hospitalized in stable condition. The fleeing car also struck a pedestrian, police said, who is in the hospital in critical condition.

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No identifications of either crash victim have yet been provided.

Police took two unidentified suspects in custody, but a third person fled the scene and is at large. 

A SWAT team and K-9 officers are searching for that suspect, who police say is believed to be armed.

“It’s a very intense scene,” IMPD Officer William Young said. “We have a perimeter set up, and we hope to take that suspect into custody.

No further information is available at this time.

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