Police Shooting Leaves Man In Serious Condition

By Krystal Shull

December 25, 2010 Updated Oct 20, 2013 at 2:01 AM EST

Marion, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - The Indiana State Police are investigating a shooting leaving a Marion man in serious condition.

Marion Police Officers were called to a bar fight around 3:30 Christmas morning at R and D Bar on 15th Street and McClure Street in Marion.

One of the officers arriving to the scene reportedly witnessed a black Chevrolet Trailblazer hit another vehicle and leave the bar parking lot.
Officers tried to initiate a traffic stop but the driver continued driving taking police on a four minute pursuit.

The pursuit ended when 34-year-old Zar Dontay Dyson crashed into a road sign at the intersection of Home Avenue and Colonial Drive. While officers approached the vehicle, Dyson allegedly showed a semi-automatic rifle.

Police fired at Dyson as he exited the vehicle pointing the rifle in their direction. Dyson is in serious condition at a Fort Wayne hospital. No one else was hurt in the incident.

Further investigation revealed Dyson was wearing a bullet proof vest during the shooting.

All three Marion Police Officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. This is standard operating procedure for the police department with any on duty shootings.




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