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State trooper fires weapon during traffic stop, police say no one was injured

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Posted at 11:59 PM, Dec 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-12 23:59:54-05

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana State Police Trooper fired their gun during a traffic stop on the west side of Indianapolis Tuesday night. ISP says no one was injured.

Just after 9 p.m., police said they initiated a traffic stop of a stolen vehicle near 30th and Beeler.

The vehicle was occupied by three people.

The trooper took one suspect into custody. Another suspect fled on foot and the third person fled in the vehicle.

ISP is still searching for the suspects. The person in the photos below is wanted in connection to this incident.

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During the encounter, police said the trooper fired his firearm, however it is not believed anyone was struck or injured.

The area is now being searched with the assistance of IMPD and the Speedway Police Department.

Police said the stolen 2021 Kia was located a short distance from the scene. It was allegedly stolen on Dec. 12 in Camby, Indiana.

The involved trooper, identified as 2-year ISP veteran Trooper Damon Munn, was be placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in a shooting involving an officer.

Anyone with information about this incident, or who can identify the suspect, is asked to contact the Indiana State Police or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477 (TIPS).