Shooting suspect arrested after I-65 police pursuit

Ronald Moore
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State police arrested a man in northern Indiana who was wanted for a shooting early Saturday on the north side of Indianapolis.

Ronald Moore, 34, was named as the suspect in the aggravated assault of Tamara Pratt. Police found Pratt shot in the head around 2 a.m. Saturday near 86th & Meridian streets. Pratt was taken to St. Vincent Hospital, where she was listed in "very critical" condition, awaiting surgery for an apparent gunshot wound to her face.

Investigators say Moore and Pratt were in a domestic relationship. He was taken into custody after a nearly 41-mile police pursuit. Metro police had notified the Indiana State Police after learning Moore might have been at a rest park on I-65 northbound in White County.

ISP Trooper Ben Rector and White County Sheriff's deputies located Moore's car, a 2007 Dodge Charger, at the rest stop around 6 a.m. As they approached the vehicle, Moore fled northbound on I-65, with officers in pursuit. Nearly 25 miles later, deputies in Jasper County deployed stop sticks, which Moore struck, but continued driving. More than 15 miles after striking the stop sticks, Moore's tires deflated and he came to a stop.

The suspect allegedly resisted the officers, one of whom deployed a stun gun to bring Moore under control. Moore was taken to the White County Jail, where he became unresponsive. He was then taken to White County Memorial Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment and awaiting transport to Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis.

"There is no indication that improper police procedures are related to his illness," ISP Sgt. Joe Watts wrote in a release.

Moore is facing preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, reckless driving and operating while intoxicated in relation with the police pursuit.