Indiana State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Munster

MUNSTER, Ind. - The Indiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division is investigating a shooting that took place in Munster on Wednesday.

At 7:40 p.m., officers with the Munster Police Department were in the area of Ridge Road and Manor Avenue when they located a vehicle previously reported stolen.

As officers approached the black 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the alleged suspect got into the Jeep and rammed police vehicles with his vehicle, according to reports.

An officer fired his weapon at the suspect, hitting the Jeep's windshield, reports said.

The suspect then got out of the Jeep and ran west, police said.

Officers chased the suspect and used a taser to stop him.

The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Roy Viverette of Hammond, was taken to the hospital for medical clearance before being transported to the Lake County Jail.

Viverette was found to have an active full extradition warrant out of Cook County, Illinois.

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