Burglary shootout with police ends with suspects death

INDIANAPOLIS –  Just after 1:30 a.m., on May 7, 2020, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) North District were called to a burglary-in-progress near 2200 Woodglen Drive. Upon arrival, four IMPD officers approached the apartment. As they were approaching the residence, officers observed a male outside of the apartment they were dispatched to. The male immediately began firing at the officers with a rifle. All four officers returned fire, striking the male. Once the scene was secure, IEMS arrived pronounced the male deceased on scene. No officer was injured during this incident.

Investigators from the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) along with a deputy prosecutor from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) have taken the lead on the criminal investigation, standard procedure in an officer-involved shooting. IMPD’s Internal Affairs Unit is conducting a parallel but separate investigation to ensure compliance with departmental policy. An Executive Review of this incident will occur after the internal and external investigations are complete.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS).  Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest.  Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.

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