Shots fired during Indiana police chase that ended in crash

MUNCIE, INDIANA — A tense police chase in Muncie, Indiana involved shots being fired at residents in the area as well as police and ended in a crash.

Delaware County and City of Muncie Police Officers were involved in a pursuit with a male suspect who was armed. During the pursuit, which occurred at about 1:40 p.m., it was reported that the male suspect fired shots at both residents and officers.

All county and city schools were asked to lock down for safety of students and faculty while this pursuit was active. The pursuit ended in the city and the suspect was taken into custody and transported to Ball Memorial Hospital.

Police say there is no longer a threat to the  public safety and school officials were notified.

The Indiana State Police are investigating multiple crime scenes throughout Delaware County. However local residents are no longer in danger, as the pursuit has ended and the driver has been taken into custody.

Detectives request any witnesses who may have video of the event, or anyone with damage to a residence or vehicle to contact the Indiana State Police Pendleton District at (765) 778-2121 or 1-800-527-4752.