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Police shoot woman on north side during attempted arrest

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An Indianapolis police officer shot a woman late Sept. 29 during an attempted arrest at 1900 Covey Lane. Police said the woman was armed with a handgun but could not immediately elaborate.

The woman was shot once and taken to a hospital, where she was most recently listed in stable condition.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were tracking the woman shortly before 10:30 p.m., police said. She was a suspect in a shots-fired incident into a vehicle and home, and she had two active warrants, police said. One warrant was for armed robbery, and the other was for charges including domestic battery, intimidation and carrying a handgun without a license with a prior conviction.

Officers located the woman around 8000 Silverleaf Drive, and a uniformed officer attempted to arrest her.

“During the encounter one officer fired his service weapon at the female, striking the female,” police said in an update. “The female was armed with a handgun.”

Police said the officer who shot the woman had a body camera. The officer is on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

The IMPD Critical Incident Response Team will conduct a criminal investigation with assistance from the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency. IMPD’s Internal Affairs will conduct an administrative investigation.

Officers can invoke their 5th Amendment right to not give a statement to criminal investigators, but they are compelled as part of their employment to give a statement to Internal Affairs.

The civilian-majority Use of Force Review Board will review the incident after the criminal investigation.

Contact staff writer Tyler Fenwick at 317-762-7853 or tylerf@indyrecorder.com. Follow him on Twitter @Ty_Fenwick.

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