IMPD investigates an officer injured while he was investigating a mentally unstable missing person

INDIANAPOLIS – Investigators with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) are leading an investigation after an officer was injured while he was investigating a mentally unstable missing person in the 800 block of North Bradley Avenue.

Just after 7:30 p.m. on 10/18/16 while taking a statement from the suspect’s mother, the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Tyshune Neely of Indianapolis, appeared and confronted the officer. Tyshune then swung a kitchen knife at the officer. The officer, identified as Justin Callahan who is a six-year veteran of IMPD is assigned to middle shift East District, quickly deflected the suspect’s intent. Callahan was not seriously injured and was treated at the scene and released. The suspect then took off running on foot. The officer sustained a superficial injury to his face but, thankfully, the officer did not need extensive medical treatment, and was treated while at the scene and released back to work.

Tyshune Neely
Tyshune Neely

Neely is described as a Black Male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, approximately 190 lbs, Hazel eye color, and black hair.

IMPD set up a perimeter and requested assistance from an IMPD K-9 Officer and his partner. IMPD K-9 conducted a detailed search of the area but the suspect was not apprehended.

IMPD warns everyone that the suspect should not be approached and should be considered armed and dangerous and to call 911.

Anyone with information about Neely’s whereabouts is asked to call 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 to submit a web tip. Information shared via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous and confidential and could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest.

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