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Indy man stole a vehicle from car dealership early Sunday morning, then injured two bystanders and crashed into home, report



Indianapolis, Indiana – Two people are injured in the Sunday early morning incident when an Indianapolis man stole a vehicle from a car dealership then hit the two bystanders and ended up crashing into home.

According to the police report, the incident happened around 2 a.m. Sunday morning after the theft stole a vehicle from the car dealership located in the 2500 block of Shadeland Avenue.

“Those officers quickly saturated the area and located that vehicle,” said IMPD Public Information Officer William Young.

Officers at one point tried to perform a vehicle stop, but instead of stopping, the suspect ignored the order and fled from the scene.

“From preliminary investigations… our officers did pursue this vehicle. Officers lost sight of the vehicle approximately two times. So two vehicle pursuits,” said Young. “Officers did locate the suspect vehicle, or the suspect driving the stolen vehicle, a third time and tried to initiate another vehicle stop and that vehicle again failure to stop for those officers.”

The pursuit ended up with a crash, seriously injuring innocent civilians. According to the authorities, a second vehicle was traveling eastbound on 21st Street when it collided with the suspect traveling southbound on Ritter Avenue.

One adult male and one adult female were in the second vehicle suffering serious injuries from the crash. The police said the injuries are very serious, but they are both in stable, non-life-threatening condition.

As a result of the heavy crash with the second vehicle, the suspect’s vehicle then crashed into nearby residence.

“[The suspect] actually struck a home that was occupied. None of those occupants are injured at this time,” said Young.

The suspect also suffered serious injuries. Reportedly, he was transferred in nearest hospital in very critical condition.

Young said the department’s Internal Affairs detectives are working to determine the exact rate of speed the suspect was traveling, as well as ensuring IMPD officers followed the department’s pursuit policy.

Once more details are available, we will update the case. Stay with MDMH – Bloomington for Indianapolis local news updates.

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