Indy Officer Shot in Critical Condition

By Krystal Shull

Officer David Moore

January 23, 2011 Updated Jan 23, 2011 at 3:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (RTV6) - An Indianapolis police officer was critically injured in a shooting on the city's east side Sunday morning.

Officer David Moore was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital after he was shot while making a traffic stop at about 9 a.m. in the 3400 block of Temple Avenue.

At a news conference early Sunday afternoon, police said Moore was struck four times in the head and neck and is in intensive care and on a breathing machine.

Marion County Public Safety Director Frank Straub said Moore is a dedicated officer and asked for prayers from the community.

Police are looking for a gold 1998 Toyota Camry with front-end damage with license plate 319LOT. The car had previously been reported stolen.

Investigators said the Camry was damaged when the driver struck another car while fleeing the scene of the shooting.

Indianapolis Metro Police Chief Paul Ciesielski vowed that police will find the vehicle and the person involved in the shooting.

Moore fatally shot a man in 2008 after a series of shootings in the 500 block of North Goodlet Avenue.

He has been an IMPD officer for four years and was named the department's rookie of the year in 2005.

Several members of Moore's family are also police officers. His father is Lt. Spencer Moore, and his mother is Sgt. Joanne Moore, whose beat is on the city's southeast side.

Police asked anyone with information to call them.

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