Indiana high-speed pursuit ends with officer-involved shooting

A high-speed chase in western Indiana involving a stolen car ended with the shooting of a Wisconsin man, state police say.

Omaree Shay Roby, 23, of Milwaukee, had carjacked a vehicle in Evansville and was traveling at a high rate of speed in Terre Haute, about 100 miles to the north, when a Vigo County sheriff’s deputy began chasing him, police said.

The ensuing pursuit continued onto State Road 63 into Vermillion County, reaching speeds of 120 mph before Roby drove over a tire-deflation device, flattening the driver’s-side tires, police said. Roby began shooting at officers before losing control of the stolen vehicle and leaving the highway.

Roby exited the vehicle brandishing a handgun and fired at officers, who returned fire, police said.

Roby was transported to a local hospital and then airlifted to one in Indianapolis.

The officers involved in this incident have been placed on routine administrative leave, police said.

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