Southeast District detectives arrest man for striking IMPD officer with car

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) identified and arrested a man for allegedly striking an officer with his vehicle after stealing items from a Walmart store.

Just before 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 17, IMPD officers were dispatched to 4650 S. Emerson Ave to assist an off-duty officer. An off-duty IMPD officer was working at Walmart assisting with security when he attempted to apprehend a shoplifter. During this time, the suspect struck the officer with his vehicle and fled the scene in a silver four-door sedan. The officer was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and later released.

Officers have arrested Cody Amos for allegedly striking an officer with his vehicle after stealing items fromĀ  Walmart at 4650 S. Emerson Ave. in Indianapolis. (Submitted photo)

Detectives reached out to the community earlier in the month for their assistance. Through tips and information provided to the detectives from the community, detectives identified and arrested 31-year-old Cody Amos for his involvement in this incident.

We continue to encourage anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Carroll at (317) 327-6331 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-TIPS (8477). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip or go to CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. This release may be updated as more information becomes available. Information given via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous.