Woman runs over 76-year-old, leads police on a chase

The family of a 76-year-old woman run down outside her east side apartment is now praying for the woman who hit her.

Indianapolis

The family of a 76-year-old woman run down outside her east side apartment is now praying for the woman who hit her.

Police said 21-year-old Brittany White ran over Anna Taylor with her car Wednesday morning outside Taylor's apartment in the 3800 block of Mill Crossing Drive

On Friday, dozens of Taylor's friends and neighbors gathered outside her home to hold a prayer vigil and remember how she touched their lives.

"To see this, the outpouring of everybody coming out, you know, that made me feel well," said Darlene Taylor, the victim's daughter.

Officers said White was acting "very weird during the investigation" on Wednesday and described her to be "smiling, laughing, and seemed not to care about the seriousness of the events."

White's family came out to the scene and told police she was suffering from a mental health issue and had been off her medication. They added that she had "set fire to her bed" the previous night.

While police questioned her, White jumped back into her car and reversed out of the apartment complex. She led police on a short chase which ended in a nearby church parking lot. She then slammed her car into a squad car twice.

"During the course of the maneuvers in the parking lot, (the officer) was able to strike her front wheel deflating the tire," explained IMPD Sgt. Linda Jackson.

The officer had to use a taser on White to force her out of the car and make an arrest. She is charged with criminal recklessness and resisting law enforcement.

Darlene Taylor said she did not want to hold any grudges against White. She just wanted to move on as her mother would want her to.

"All I do is pray that somebody touch her life," said Taylor. "That she will be able to turn herself around."

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