Indianapolis burglary suspect drowns when he jumped into retention pond, police say

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An Indiana man sought in a burglary apparently drowned when he jumped into a retention pond while trying to elude police, WXIN reported.

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Police responded to a burglary at an Indianapolis apartment complex around 4 a.m. Saturday and found three men at the scene, WTHR reported. Two of the men were taken into custody, but a third man eluded police, the television station reported.

"When the incident happened, it was dark, and so I think that's also why officers didn't go into the water," Indianapolis police Officer Aaron Hamer told WXIN. "We're still trying to figure out if there are cameras or anyone else has anything or if the apartment clubhouse has cameras."

Police called for divers from the Indianapolis Fire Department to search for the man. the television station reported.

Divers found the man's body in about 6 feet of water, 15 feet from the shore," WTHR reported. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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