Suspect shot by police following hours-long standoff in Indianapolis

Posted at 7:23 AM, Dec 03, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — A standoff between Indianapolis police and a man who refused to give up, ended in gunshots late Monday night.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were initially called to a local business around 5 p.m. Monday for a report of a burglary-in-progress, according to IMPD Sgt. Grace Sibley.

When officers arrived, they saw a man running from the location and into a second building. The people inside were able to get out before the suspect barricaded himself.

Sibley said the suspect had tried to rob the first business but fled after realizing that there were still employees inside.

IMPD crisis negotiators and SWAT team members secured the area. After an hours-long standoff, the suspect became agitated and pointed a gun at officers, Sibley said. Officers then shot the suspect.

The suspect was taken into custody and rushed to St. Vincent Hospital in serious condition, but is expected to survive. No officers were injured in the shooting.

Roads in the area were closed during the standoff, which lasted several hours.

The incident remains under investigation. The suspect's name has not yet been released.

This story was originally published by Andrew Smith on WRTV in Indianapolis.