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2 IMPD officers injured in crash during east side pursuit

Police were chasing a wanted suspect north on Shadeland Avenue when one of the police cars was involved in a crash.

INDIANAPOLIS — Two IMPD officers were injured in a crash during a pursuit on the northeast side of Indianapolis Thursday evening.

A police spokesperson told 13News officers were pursuing a man who was wanted on charges of rape, strangulation and battery. 

The June 9 pursuit was going north on Shadeland Avenue, near Fall Creek Road, when a person who was not involved in the chase saw the pursuit coming up from behind and tried to move over to get out of the way. The vehicle went into the path of one of the IMPD cars involved in the pursuit, resulting in a crash.

There were two IMPD officers in the car that crashed. One of the officers suffered a broken leg, the other had a laceration, which was not believed to be serious. Both officers were taken to the hospital for treatment.

The other officers involved in the pursuit continued after the suspect, who was taken into custody near East 82nd Street.

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