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Woman suspected in shots fired incident shot by IMPD officer

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Posted at 10:51 PM, Sep 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-30 18:33:56-04

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer shot a woman who was a suspect in a shots fired incident Wednesday night on the city's north side.

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. while Violent Crimes Task Force and Violence Reduction Team officers were tracking the woman, who is a suspect in a shots fired incident earlier this month and had two active warrants, according to a press release from IMPD. They were tracking the woman near the 8000 block of Silverleaf Drive, near 79th Street and Harcourt Road.

One officer fired at least one shot and struck the woman who was armed with a handgun, according to the release. A more specific reason as to why the officer fired their handgun was not released by IMPD.

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The woman was taken to Ascension St. Vincent Hospital and is stable.

No one else was injured.

The woman had two active warrants, one for armed robbery and one for domestic battery, intimidation and carrying a handgun without a license with a prior conviction, according to the release.

The officer was wearing a body camera during the incident, according to the release. Footage from their camera hasn't been released.

The woman and officer involved in the incident haven't been identified.

The incident remains under investigation by IMPD's Critical Incident Response Team and IMPD's Internal Affairs.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. John Breedlove at 317-327-3475 or email at john.breedlove@indy.gov.