IMPD officer’s residence and marked patrol targeted by gunfire; suspect in custody

IMPDINDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officer’s residence and marked patrol car were struck by gunfire on the city’s East side.

March Ratney

Just before 2:30 a.m., on July 12th, 2016, a ten year veteran officer of the IMPD was in his residence with his family, when he heard gunfire outside his residence. He quickly radioed in that his residence and marked unit had been fired upon. Responding officers arrived on scene and immediately began checking with neighbors after confirming the officer and his family were ok.

Tips from the community, along with officers and detectives canvassing the area for information, allowed for quick apprehension of 27-year-old suspect, March Ratney.

The investigation revealed that Ratney had fired over a dozen rounds at the officer’s residence, which was struck at least five times, and his marked patrol car, which was struck three times, before fleeing the area in a vehicle.

Charges are forthcoming. IMPD continues to work the case with other law enforcement partners, including the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, US Attorney’s office, and Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317)262-TIPS. All information given through Crime Stoppers should be considered confidential and anonymous.

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