Police-Community Partnership leads to quick apprehension of shooting suspect

IMPDINDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Aggravated Assault detectives arrested a suspected shooter Monday evening from an incident that occurred earlier in the day that left one man in serious condition.

Just after 8 a.m. on 10/03/2016, officers were dispatched to apartments in the 8200 block of Harcourt Road on reports of a person shot. Responding officers located a 22-year-old man who had been shot multiple times. EMS medics transported the victim to St. Vincent’s Hospital in serious condition.  Officers immediately began gathering suspect information from witnesses while waiting for Aggravated Assault detectives to arrive. Detectives were able to get a credible suspect and suspect vehicle description from witnesses.

The IMPD Real-Time Data Center analyst received the information on the suspect and was able to provide lead information to detectives on a possible suspect location. Detectives spoke with additional witnesses in that area who were asked to notify police if they observed anyone matching the suspect description leaving the area.

Larry Carroll
Larry Carroll

Witnesses acted on the “See something, say something” slogan of IMPD and immediately notified 911 when they saw the suspect at approximately 11 a.m.. Officers quickly responded and took the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Larry Carroll, into custody without incident.

Carroll was preliminarily charged with Aggravated Battery. After being interviewed by detectives, he was transported to the Arrestee Processing Center for booking. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the case and make a final charging decision.

The IMPD is committed to “Reducing Crime, Reducing the Fear of Crime, and Enhancing Public Safety.” One of the most important pillars in accomplishing these goals is community involvement. In this investigation, the victim was willing to cooperate and provided suspect information, while witnesses on-scene  provided invaluable suspect and suspect vehicle information.

This is a testament to what a city can do, what a strong Police-Community partnership can do when everyone works together. The IMPD would like to thank the community for their continued commitment in helping make Indianapolis a safer place to work and live.

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