What began as a 911 call about a person inside a red Pontiac pointing a firearm on I-465 led to a vehicle pursuit that ended with the driver crashing into a trooper, a police K9 apprehension and possession of heroin.
Just after midnight the state police received a call of a passenger inside a red Pontiac on I-465 possibly pointing a rifle at other motorists.
A short time later Trooper Ty Mays located a vehicle matching the description and noticed it had a headlight out. When he attempted to stop the car the driver fled. At one point during the pursuit, a male passenger baled out of the car and fled on foot.
A short time later Trooper Mays pulled alongside the Pontiac at which time the driver swerved into him, colliding with the passenger side of the police car.
The pursuit came to a stop a short time later, a female passenger then fled on foot while Trooper Mays took the driver into custody. The driver was identified as 20-year-old Christopher Poindexter of Indianapolis.
Trooper Mays requested the assistance of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department who responded with several officers including one K9 Officer.
The K9 was able to track the male suspect who fled on foot during the pursuit and make a successful apprehension.
That male was identified as 22-year-old Christopher Moore of Indianapolis. He was also found to have outstanding warrants, one of which included resisting law enforcement.
Troopers believe they have the identity of the female who fled on foot from the stop however she is not yet in custody. There were no firearms located in vehicle however Mr. Moore was allegedly in possession of heroin. All criminal charges will be determined by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office
All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.