Police arrested three people and fatally shot a dog while responding to a disturbance today on the Near Eastside.
Sgt. Paul Thompson, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesman, said Herman Wright, 48, of the 200 block of North Summit Street, had threatened to shoot a tow truck driver and any police who helped him when the driver came to get Wright's gray Chevrolet Monte Carlo at 3:30 p.m. The car had been tagged as abandoned by the city.
Wright was belligerent when police officers got to his home and they had to use force to get him into handcuffs, according to an IMPD report. While Wright was being arrested by Officer John Walter, a large pit bull ran toward another officer who was standing near Wright's back door. Officer Brian Mack shot the dog with his service revolver, police said.
After the shooting Damon Lewis, 19, and Margaret Lewis, 40, began yelling at police, according to the report. Damon Lewis did not obey commands to show his hands and kneel to the ground and police used a stun gun to get him to submit to handcuffs, the report said.
Police said a 17-year-old girl then interfered with their investigation and would not obey their orders to leave the scene. She was also arrested and was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.
Wright faces preliminary charges of intimidation, a misdemeanor and resisting law enforcement. Damon Lewis was charged preliminarily with resisting law enforcement and misdemeanor possession of marijuana after he was found to be carrying a small baggie containing what appeared to be marijuana.
The dog died on the way to Indianapolis Animal Care.