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Suspect shot by police during Muncie chase has died

Police said Jonathan Levi Allen started firing shots from the SUV at officers and people he passed on March 3 during a chase.
Credit: Indiana State Police
Jonathan Levi Allen

DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. — State police say a man who was injured during a pursuit last month has died.

Jonathan Levi Allen, 28, died from injuries he received during a chase with officers in Delaware County on March 3. ISP released an update on the case Friday, saying Allen actually died back on March 10.

The release said that shortly before the pursuit ended, a Muncie Police Department officer fired a shot from his rifle and it hit Allen in the head. Allen then lost control of his SUV and crashed into a parked car.

Police began chasing Allen after a 911 call of shots fired. Officers from the Muncie Police Department found the SUV reportedly involved and began chasing it. The chase was originally called off when the SUV got near Delta High School.

About a half hour later, Delaware County Sheriff's Department deputies were called Smithfield Pike and Whitney Road near the town of Selma, Indiana. There they found the suspect's SUV in a field. Allen then pulled out of the field and there was a second chase.

Police said Allen started firing shots from the SUV at officers and people he passed. Two of the deputies has their cars hit by bullets. As the suspect turned onto Centennial Avenue from Walnut Street, a Muncie Police officer fired his rifle and hit Allen in the head. The SUV then crashed into a parked car and the pursuit ended. The female passenger was was not injured.

Credit: Indiana State Police
A police chase came to an end in Muncie police shot toward the suspect's vehicle and he crashed into a parked car.

Allen was taken to the hospital, but died from his injuries a week later.

The investigation, handled by the Indiana State Police, is now in the hands of the Delaware County prosecutor.