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Indianapolis Chief Optimistic for Wounded Officer

Associated Press

January 24, 2011


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis police chief says he’s optimistic that an officer shot twice in the face will survive.

Officer David Moore remained hospitalized Monday, a day after he was shot after authorities say he stopped a car on the city’s northeast side.

Chief Paul Ciesielski tells WTHR-TV that he’s “100 percent confident” that a 60-year-old man arrested Sunday evening was the gunman. That man was jailed on robbery and habitual offender charges, but Ciesielski said he expected shooting charges to be filed in the coming days.

Moore was in the intensive care unit at Wishard Memorial Hospital. Doctors say two bullets hit Moore in the face and just missed his spinal cord. He also was shot in the thigh and had a bullet stopped by his protective vest.

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