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National News: K9 Harlej Killed in Line of Duty


Fishers, (Indiana) – Fishers police arrest an Indianapolis man and woman following a vehicle pursuit and manhunt.

Shortly after midnight a Fishers police officer attempted to stop a Cadillac passenger car traveling northbound on Interstate 69 in Fishers. The driver refused to stop and exited the interstate onto Southeastern Parkway. A pursuit of the suspect vehicle terminated near the intersection of 131st Street and Olio Road. The male driver ran from the car while the female passenger was taken into custody. Officers established a perimeter and an extensive manhunt began.

During the search a Fishers K9 Officer observed the male suspect. When the suspect refused commands to stop, K9 Harlej was deployed. Shortly after, the officer heard a gunshot and K9 Harlej went missing. After several hours the male suspect was taken into custody. The suspect was transported to an area hospital where he received medical treatment for a minor leg injury. Both suspects were transported to the Hamilton County Jail without incident.

A short time later, officers found K9 Harlej in a wooded area. During his pursuit, of the suspect, K9 Harlej was shot and succumbed to his injury.

The Indiana State Police, the Carmel Police Department, The Noblesville Police Department, The Cicero Police Department, The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Hamilton County Emergency Management, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms assisted in the search and apprehension.

Donations can be made to the Fishers Police Foundation on line at https://www.fishers.in.us/1101/Fishers-Police-Foundation or in person at the Fishers Police Department.

Arrested (#1):          Richard D. Garrett Jr

19 years old

Indianapolis, Indiana

Charge(s):                Striking a Law Enforcement Animal Level 6 Felony

Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon Level 6 Felony

Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle Level 6 Felony

Theft-Receiving Stolen Property Level 6 Felony

Residential Entry (2 counts) Level 6 Felony

Resisting Law Enforcement “A” Misdemeanor

Possession of Marijuana “B” Misdemeanor

Unauthorized Entry into a Vehicle “B” Misdemeanor

Possession of a Handgun without a License “A” Misdemeanor

Held:                          Hamilton County Jail

Arrested (#2):          Rashaana L. Farrow

19 years old

Indianapolis, Indiana

 Charge(s):                False Informing “B” Misdemeanor

Wanted on Warrants (Marion County)                 

Held:                          Hamilton County Jail