Indiana State Trooper Shoots Wounds Person After Foot Chase

Elias Hubbard
October 12, 2017

A person was wounded by Indiana State Police during a shooting on Indianapolis' east side Tuesday night.

The police believed the suspect may have been involved in a vehicle pursuit in the area Tuesday evening.

When the trooper tried to pat him down, the suspect, later identified as 26-year old Cortez Boxley, of Indianapolis, took off running. Perrine says Boxley fired shots and the trooper then shot Boxley, who was hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

The trooper released his K9 officer and it made contact with the suspect. ISP said the suspect then fired shots at the K-9 officer and trooper, but trooper returned fire and struck the suspect.

ISP said the shooting caused the dog to run away from the area.

- Paris Lewbel (@PLewbel)MORE: During the shooting, police K-9 Apollo got loose and ran off. K-9 is a Police German Shepherd.

Police said anyone who spots the Belgian Malinois dog wearing a leather harness and yellow tag police collar to call 911. Troopers were still searching for the police dog at 11:30 p.m. Perrine said the dog is risky and should not be approached.

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