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IMPD officer saves would-be burglar's life

Posted: 6:35 AM, Oct 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-17 11:32:34Z

INDIANAPOLIS -- A suspect on the run was saved by a police officer early Sunday morning. 

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to an alarm at LE Meyers Company on the 6200 block of S. Belmont around 2 a.m.

When police arrived, there was a man in the parking lot who ran when he saw the officers.

The suspect climbed and got caught on a barbed wire fence, fell off, then kept running. Police quickly found the suspect. 

As officers were arresting the man, IMPD Sgt. David Kinsey noticed he had a major cut to his light leg that had caused significant blood loss.

Kinsey applied a tourniquet to the leg, probably saving the man's life.

"Regardless if you're a bad guy or not, we're here to protect everybody and help everybody," Kinsey said. "It kind of lets the public know we are still out there to help them in any way possible."

The suspect was taken to Eskenazi Marion County Detention Center.