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IMPD: Suspect fired at police in traffic stop

Posted at 5:31 AM, Mar 21, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Police are trying to find the man they say shot at an officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department late Sunday night. 

The shooting happened around midnight on Indy's northeast side. 

A police officer, later identified as Noe Reyes, tried to stop a black Pontiac Grand Prix for speeding near the intersection of 38th Street and Denwood Drive when the driver took off. 

He crashed a short time later, then got out and fired one shot at the officer. 

The officer did not return fire, but stopped his chase and waited for backup. 

"If somebody is shooting at you, you don't know what your reaction is going to be to that," Commander Michael Jefferson said. "If he felt comfortable continuing the chase, he would've done that. He didn't, and the best thing to do in that case is to standby and wait for K-9s so they can do their track."

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477. You can also text “INDYCS” plus your tip to 274637. Your tip can be reported anonymously.

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