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Police Dog Takes Down Suspect After Fleeing From Police

Last updated on Thursday, November 8, 2012

(INDIANAPOLIS) - A Police chase that started in Johnson County ended on the south side of Indianapolis when the suspect rammed a police vehicle, injured an officer, shots were fired, and a police dog made the apprehension.

Early Thursday morning, Franklin Police were called to a domestic problem at a residence on Dowden Drive.

According to Tim O'Sullivan, Chief of the Franklin Police Department, two brothers were involved in a dispute.

Officers began the chase following reports of a home invasion in the 300 block of Dowden Drive, near US 31 and Branigan Road in Franklin. The initial report said a man broke into his brothers home and that someone had a weapon.

As police arrived the intruder took off in his car leading police on a chase north on I-65.

O'Sullivan said chase initially came to an end around the I-465 & I-65 interchange. The suspect then rammed his vehicle into the squad car of a Franklin police officer.

A police officer was injured when the suspect's vehicle struck his car door.

O'Sullivan said the officer was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

Police got the vehicle stopped at I-465 and US 31 South.

There were reports of shots fired at the scene. The driver's side window of the suspects vehicle was shot out. No one was injured from from those shots.

When the suspect attempted to flee on foot, a police dog was used to apprehend the man.

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