IMPD identifies suspects involved in police action shooting

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Indianapolis Metro Police have identified a robbery suspect who fled from police on I-465 early Tuesday, prompting lane closures south of the Washington St. exit.

Police say the suspects are Willie Morrison, 28, and Raymond Mims, 27, both of Indianapolis. Mims remains at Eskenazi Hospital recovering from injuries he sustained during the incident.

Police say the incident began with a robbery call from the McClure gas station in the 5300 block of Rockville Road at 1:49 a.m.  Two suspects fled onto I-465, were chased, stopped, and one was shot by police as he tried to run away.

IMPD spokesman Lt. Christopher Bailey said nobody besides the suspect was hurt in the robbery, or the chase, which began when officers spotted and stopped the suspect vehicle in the 2400 block of S. Lynhurst.  Officers said the suspect car fled the stop, going south on Lynhurst, turning west on Washington to I-465, then southbound on the Interstate until a "pit" car was able to catch up and bump the car, sending it into a spin.

Bailey said police caught the driver on the roadway, but his passenger fled, carrying a handgun.  Police fired shots at the suspect, who ran across the northbound lanes.  He was struck by police fire and and collapsed on the east side of I-465 on Lawndale Ave, just south of where Minnesota Street reaches a dead end at I-465.

Bailey said nobody at the McClure station was injured as the would-be thieves escaped with cigarettes and no money. Police recovered a gun and evidence from the robbery scene.