Police: Man faces attempted murder, suspended license, DUI charges in police chase

Lawrence Mulry, 42, taken into custody

FRANKLIN, Ind. - A Franklin police officer was injured in a police chase early Thursday while trying to capture an armed suspect who was driving under the influence on a suspended license, police said.

Just before 3 a.m., officers were called to a domestic dispute at a residence on Downden Drive in Franklin.

Police said the chase began when Lawrence Mulry, 42, attempted to evade police near interstates 465 and 65 before crashing into a guard rail. Two officers tried to box Mulry in with their patrol cars, but he sped past the vehicles, escaping.

Detectives said the suspect may have fired shots at the officers. One of the officers was injured while trying to get back into his patrol car to capture the suspect. The injured officer was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, police continued to chase the suspect on I-465 West to the East Street exit near U.S. 31. Mulry was eventually captured and taken into custody at the Johnson County Law Enforcement Facility, police said.

Mulry faced several charges including attempted murder, operating while suspended, reckless driving and operating while intoxicated, investigators said. 

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