Indianapolis police pursuit ends in suspect arrest

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A police pursuit has ended on the Indianapolis northeast side with a suspect in custody.

Indianapolis Metro Police say a vehicle fled from an officer after he tried to stop it near E. 25th Street and North Olney Street. Officers say the man was armed and fought with officers. During the struggle, an officer's gun accidentally fired. No one was injured.

Police pursued the vehicle through the city's east side for around 15 minutes. Officers used a PIT (precision immobilization technique) maneuver to stop the car in a neighborhood near 33rd St. and Franklin Rd.

The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Quincy Archer, got out of the car and a short foot pursuit began. Officers saw Archer pull a handgun from his waistband, which he dropped as he continued to run.

Archer eventually stopped when he was cut off by an officer's vehicle. He physically resisted the officers who tried to arrest him. Before one of the officers could holster his duty weapon, it discharged.

A stun gun was used repeatedly on Archer, who was finally handcuffed and taken into custody. Police say he has a criminal history of robbery.

Officers found cocaine, drug paraphernalia in Archer's vehicle and found the handgun he dropped while fleeing. That handgun had been reported stolen.

Archer was preliminarily charged with possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, dealing and possession of cocaine, criminal recklessness, leaving the scene of an accident, theft and driving while suspended with a prior conviction.

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office may add more charges after reviewing the case.