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Shots fired, officer injured in Franklin police chase

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INDIANAPOLIS -

A Franklin Police officer was injured and a man was arrested following a chase that started as an argument between brothers. The chase ended on the south side of Indianapolis when a K9 officer helped apprehend the man police were chasing.

Police found what appear to be bullet holes in the windshield of the suspect's car, but they have not determined whether they got there during the argument in Franklin or during the chase to Indianapolis.

Franklin Police Chief Tom O'Sullivan said the officer's police car and the suspect's green Pontiac Bonneville collided at one point during the chase that ended on East Street, between Southern Plaza and I-465 on the south side of Indianapolis.

"The suspect vehicle, from what I've gathered, rammed one of our vehicles," O'Sullivan said. "The officer was out of his vehicle on the felony stop," O'Sullivan said, and hit his chin on the car door when he tried to get back into his car. That officer went to the hospital for stitches.

The suspect was bitten on the hand by the K9 officer.

Police were pursuing Lawrence Mulry, 42. Mulry crashed into a guard rail at I-65 and I-465, and two Franklin officers tried to box him in to conduct a felony stop.

Police say Mulry sped towards one of the officers and hit the front driver's side quarter panel and pushed the vehicle to escape.

One of the Franklin officers, believing that Mulry struck the other officer with his vehicle, fired shots at the suspect. One of the officers was wounded in the chin when trying to get back into his patrol vehicle to re-engage in the pursuit. He was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The pursuit continued on I-465 West to the East Street exit and ended on US 31. A Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy and his K-9 partner assisted in taking Mulry into custody.

A K9 police dog bit Mulry on the hand. He was treated for a hand injury and released to the custody of the Johnson County Law Enforcement Facility.

Mulry was charged with Operating While Suspended Prior, Reckless Driving, Operating While Intoxicated, Operating While Intoxicated Endangerment, Resisting Law Enforcement, Mischief, Battery, Intimidation, and Attempted Murder. 

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