Officer injured chasing robbery suspect

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- A Michigan City Police officer suffered a broken arm while chasing after a suspect in a robbery of the Speedway on Franklin Street Wednesday evening.

Just before midnight, police were called to the station after a man entered the store, displayed a gun and demanded money.

After getting cash from the clerk, he fled the store.

Officers from Michigan City and Trail Creek saturated the area and a man matching the suspect's description was located in the Garden Estates Apartment Complex, police said.

When officers attempted to speak with the subject, he ran and officers ran after him.

During the foot pursuit, Trail Creek Deputy Nick Korepanow slipped in mud and fell on his upper right arm and shoulder, causing a fracture to his arm.

Officer Justin Frever joined the pursuit and when the suspect saw him, turned and headed back towards Deputy Korepanow, slipped and fell on the grass, reports said.

Korepanow jumped on the suspect and held him until Officer Frever handcuffed the suspect.

The suspect, 22-year-old Juwan Garrett, was taken into custody on preliminary charges of robbery and resisting law enforcement.

Deputy Korepanow was taken to the hospital for treatment of his broken arm. He was treated and released.

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