Woman Shot After Striking Indy Officer


A woman was shot by police after she crashed into an Indianapolis police officer, investigators said.

Dispatchers were notified of a domestic disturbance at about 10 p.m. Sunday at Lizards Pub and Grill, in the 5200 block of Madison Avenue, on the city's south side.

The altercation spread into the parking lot. When officers arrived, they said they witnessed a woman driving a black 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix who struck a female officer with her car while fleeing the bar.

Police soon spotted the suspect's vehicle at Lawrence Avenue and Shelby Street and attempted to stop the vehicle.

"The suspect was shot, and she continued a short distance later, where she then had an accident," said Kendale Adams, Indianapolis police public information officer. "Officers took her into custody."

The driver, Michelle Marsh, 31, of Indianapolis, is a habitual traffic violator, police said. She was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital in critical condition but was later upgraded to stable condition.

Marsh was being held Monday morning in Wishard's detention facility on charges of being a habitual traffic offender and aggravated battery.

The officer involved in the crash, Deanne Pulley, is a 21-year veteran of the department.

Pulley was transported to Methodist Hospital with injuries that aren't life-threatening. She is expected to make a full recovery, police said.

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