Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 7:38 AM
INDIANAPOLIS – Two suspects have are apprehended, and a weapon recovered after an officer-involved shooting on the city’s southeast side.
Just before 1:30 a.m. on April 26, 2017, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) responded to the suspicious person at the Family Dollar in the 3500 block of East Raymond Street. The original 9-1-1 caller stated the suspicious man was walking around the store. The first responding officer arrived and could see a male matching the description provided by the 9-1-1 caller. The officer exited his police car to investigate and the male suddenly took off running, and the officer gave chase between the building. As the officer was chasing the first male, the officer could see a second male coming up behind him armed with a handgun. The officer ordered the second male to drop his gun but the suspect refused, and the officer fired his weapon. The suspect was not struck by the officer’s gunfire and fled but was quickly apprehended by additional responding officers. The suspect is identified as 29-year-old Christopher Depriest of Indianapolis. Officers also recovered the handgun believed to be the one the suspect was holding at that the scene.
An anonymous tip alerted officers around 4:30 a.m. that the first male who fled from the officer was hiding nearby in the 3300 block of Bethel, officers apprehended him without incident. That suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Maurice Dunlap of Indianapolis who was wanting on an outstanding warrant.
No injuries were reported to officers or the two suspects, and current booking photos are not expected to be available until the afternoon. IMPD’s Critical Incident Review Team will review the facts of the case, and the Internal Affairs section and Firearms review board will conduct separate administrative reviews. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the investigative findings for a charging decision. As additional information becomes available this release may be updated.
SOURCE: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department