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K-9 officer killed during manhunt in Fishers, two suspects in custody

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Posted at 1:18 AM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-13 07:39:21-05

FISHERS — Two people are in custody and a K-9 officer is dead after a manhunt in Fishers early Wednesday morning.

Fishers Police Department officers were investigating the report of a possible drunken driving around 12 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 69, Fishers Police Department Sgt. Thomas Weger said. When an officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver led police on a chase.

The chase ended a short time later in the Saxony Neighborhood, near East 134th Street and Olio Road, Weger said. Both suspects then allegedly ran away from the scene.

At one point, an officer reported hearing what they believe were shots fired, Weger said. A K-9 that was tracking the suspects was later found dead in the woods.

Two suspects, a man and a woman, were later taken into custody in connection with the incident, Weger said. Their identities have not been released.

Around 3 a.m., Weger said officers, detectives and evidence technicians were still in the area in the area gathering evidence for the ongoing investigation.

Law enforcement officers from several agencies are assisting Fishers police with the incident.