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Indianapolis Officer Hurt in Hit-And-Run Crash


An Indianapolis police officer was injured early Tuesday morning in a hit-and-run crash on the city's east side, officials said.

The crash happened just before 3:30 a.m. at 46th Street and Emerson Avenue.

The injured officer, Ryan Archer, was taken to a hospital with head and leg injuries. He was listed in stable condition, authorities said.

Police said Archer was conducting a traffic stop when a suspected drunken driver in a Chevrolet Avalanche slammed into the back of his car.

"The Avalanche traveled approximately eight blocks before becoming completely disabled," said Indianapolis police Sgt. Linda Jackson. "The driver fled on foot, but was apprehended a short time later after a K-9 officer and his partner successfully tracked him."

Police said the suspect, Boubacar Moussa, fought with the police dog and was bit. He was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital.

Moussa faces charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, causing serious bodily injury and failure to stop after an accident with injury.

Archer's police car was totaled.

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