Officer shoots at car that backed into him in Southport - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Officer shoots at car that backed into him in Southport


A Metro Police reserve officer was nearly run over in his driveway and fired at the car that backed into him early Wednesday.

Investigators say the officer was in his home on McFarland Road when his wife heard somebody at the front door. The officer went out his back door and came up behind the strange car in his driveway.  When he began to question the man and woman inside, they backed into him.

Police say the officer fired seven shots at the car as it drove away.

The officer was not seriously hurt.  Police have not released his name.

Police later located the car near Southport and Emerson, and are questioning the couple about the incident.  They were not injured by gunfire, but police say they found bullet holes in the car.

Members of IMPD's Critical Incident Response Team have begun an internal investigation of the incident, which is standard procedure.  

The suspect's involved called police indicating they had been involved in an incident with the officer.  

Once investigators wrap up, the case will be reviewed by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office, which is also standard for any officer-involved shooting.

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