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Suspect shot by police after allegedly shooting person on Indianapolis' northwest side

Posted at 4:08 AM, Nov 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-03 18:38:01-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A suspect is in critical condition after being shot by a police officer early Sunday morning on the northwest side of Indianapolis after allegedly shooting someone.

An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer, who has been with the department for eight years, was working an off-duty employment job at El Parral Dancing Club just before 2 a.m. in the 3800 block of Georgetown Road when he heard shots being fired, according to a press release from the department. The officer located a person in critical condition after being shot during an alleged robbery in a nearby parking lot.

The suspect was allegedly fleeing from the robbery scene and running toward the officer when the officer shot him, according to the press release. IMPD said the suspect continued running to the north end of the parking lot where the officer arrested him.

The suspect was later taken to a local hospital in critical condition. He was charged with one count of robbery and one count of aggravated battery.

IMPD said both the suspect and robbery victim are expected to survive.

While the incident is being investigated by IMPD Critical Incident Response Team and IMPD Internal Affairs, the officer has been placed on administrative duty, according to the release.

IMPD provided the following department definition of off-duty employment:
"IMPD Officers are hired by businesses within Marion County to serve in various roles. These roles include, but are not limited to, security and traffic enforcement. Each business must have approval through the department prior to offering off duty employment."

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477).