Charges filed against man who fled, got shot by police

December 17, 2021 GMT

BARGERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors filed nine charges Friday against a man whom officers shot in an Indianapolis suburb after he pointed a gun at them when they found him hours after he fled from a traffic stop.

The Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office charged Efrain Ramirez, 46, of Indianapolis with resisting law enforcement, pointing a firearm and other counts.

Indiana State Police say the man on Dec. 9-10 ran from officers, stopped near a barn and pulled out a gun and pointed it at a state trooper and a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy. Officers shot Ramirez and shocked him with a stun gun.

Bargersville police had stopped Ramirez on suspicions that he was driving under the influence on State Road 144. But shortly after officers asked his name, he drove away.

Ramirez is being held in the Johnson County Jail after being released from a hospital.