INDIANAPOLIS - A man was taken to the hospital after officers opened fire on him following a chase that stemmed from a gas station robbery Tuesday morning on the west side.
Indianapolis police (IMPD) said at roughly 1:50 a.m., a robbery was reported at the McClure Gas Station at 5301 Rockville Road (see map below). Police said cash and cigarettes were stolen.
Officers were on the scene within a minute and saw the robbers' car leaving, so they followed it and pulled it over. The driver reportedly pulled over but then quickly sped away.
That triggered a police chase south on Lynhurst and west on Washington, then south on Interstate 465.
IMPD officer squad cars "pitted" the car, blocking its path. The car spun out and the male driver was arrested.
Police later identified the driver as Willie Morrison, 28, of Indianapolis.
The male passenger of the car ran, and officers said they felt threatened because he had a gun in his hand. Officers opened fire, and the man ran east across the northbound lanes of I-465 and onto nearby Lawndale Avenue. (NOTE: IMPD originally said there was a female suspect involved. That was later corrected.)
Police fired more shots and the man eventually collapsed on Lawndale, and was taken into custody. Police said he was taken to Eskenazi Health in serious condition, but he is expected to recover.
Police later identified the passenger as Raymond Mims, 27, of Indianapolis.
Investigators said they found evidence related to the gas station robbery on the scene.
We do not yet have details on whether Mims ever fired his weapon.
Police said there is no indication this is related to the rash of shootings overnight in Indianapolis.
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