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Driver Shot After Nearly Hitting Officer During Chase
Updated May 5, 2013 12:10 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - An Indianapolis police officer shot a driver who tried to run him over during a police chase that reached speeds of nearly 100 mph, police said.

The incident began at about 10 p.m. when an officer spotted a car traveling at speeds of up to 97 mph in the 3600 block of Lafayette Road, police said.

When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver refused to pull over and the chase ensued, police said.

Officers made a second attempt to stop the vehicle near Goodlet and Tibbs avenues, but police said the driver sped toward the officers.

When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver refused to pull over and the chase ensued, investigators said.

One of the officers, fearing for his safety, fired three shots at the driver, who continued driving southbound on Tibbs, police said.

Officers were able to stop the driver a short time later, and it was determined that he had been shot in the arm and the hand.

The man, who police identified as Steven Wooden, 28, of Indianapolis, was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said Wooden had recently been released from prison, and that the car he was driving belonged to a family member who had reported it stolen early Monday.

Police said investigators were still working to determine appropriate charges to file against Wooden.



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