INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis police identified a man who was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly attempted to use his vehicle as a weapon against an officer during a car chase.
Just after 7 p.m. Saturday, police say a driver refused to pull over for an officer on the 1100 block of North Alton Avenue, instead speeding off into parked cars.
At one point during the chase, the truck came to a stop and two unidentified passengers exited around the 1100 block of Somerset Avenue. The driver then switched into reverse and rammed the Ford F-150 into the officer's squad car, causing the airbag to deploy.
As the officer was attempting to exit his vehicle, the suspect rammed the truck into the patrol car again. The officer then fired his service weapon at the truck. No one was struck.
The truck then fled the scene, finally coming to a stop after crashing into a parked van near the intersection of West 11Street and Somerset Avenue.
The driver and another passenger then fled on foot into an alley between Somerset Avenue and Rochester Avenue and then into a residence on the 1100 block of North Rochester Avenue.
After a short delay, both suspects surrendered to police without incident. One of the suspects, identified as Erik Boswell, 23, of Indianapolis, faces several felony charges including resisting arrest, criminal recklessness, and theft.
Police said it was later determined that the Ford F-150 was a stolen vehicle. Officers also recovered a firearm from the backyard of a home close to where the suspects were taken into custody.
The officer was not believed to be seriously injured in the crash.
Police said one of the suspects has current local and out-of-county warrants for possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license.
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