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Police chase of stabbing suspect ends in crash in Fountain Square

The chase ended when Jasmine Flemming crashed into another vehicle in the heart of Fountain Square at the intersection of Shelby and East Morris streets.

INDIANAPOLIS — A woman accused in an early morning stabbing was the subject of a police chase that ended in a serious crash in Fountain Square Wednesday.

Police say 32-year-old Jasmine Flemming stabbed a man at around 3 a.m. Wednesday in the 3300 block of Watergate Road, near West 34th Street and Moller Road.

When officers arrived, Flemming was gone. The man was taken to the hospital in serious condition. 

Investigators later identified Flemming as the suspect in the stabbing. 

Later Wednesday afternoon, police located Flemming in a stolen vehicle and tried to stop her. When Flemming didn't stop, police chased her. 

"Not only do we have the fact that a vehicle was stolen, the person driving was a suspect in an aggravated assault earlier today and alcohol may have caused a huge factor in this traffic crash," Sgt. Genae Cook said, explaining why police chased Flemming.

IMPD said during the chase, which Cook said lasted 1-2 minutes "at most," Flemming crossed the median at Shelby and East Morris streets and hit a Jeep. 

The driver of the Jeep had minor injuries. Police said the suspect, later identified as Flemming, had more serious injuries, but her injuries were not critical. 

Flemming was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting law enforcement, aggravated battery and criminal confinement. The Marion County Prosecutor's Office will determine final charges against Flemming.

Cook said IMPD's Internal Affairs Unit was called to the scene and they're investigating to make sure all of the policies for IMPD were followed during this incident.  

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 (TIPS).

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