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1 dead, 5 injured, including IMPD officer after shooting outside east side bar

Police said two IMPD officers in full uniform were working off-duty employment at 1111 Bar & Grill when a disturbance occurred.
Posted at 8:38 AM, Mar 24, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-24 09:03:50-04

INDIANAPOLIS — One person is dead and five others are injured, including an IMPD Officer, after a shooting on the east side of Indianapolis Sunday morning.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, two officers in full uniform were working an off-duty employment at 1111 Bar & Grill, located at 9449 E. Washington St., at around 1:30 a.m. when there was a disturbance in the parking lot.

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One officer saw a man firing a gun, prompting the officer to discharge his service weapon at the suspect. The officer was shot as a result.

A second officer saw the suspect shooting and also fired his service weapon, IMPD said.

The injured officer was transported to the hospital in stable condition. He was released from the hospital Sunday night.

According to IMPD, they found a total of four civilians were shot at the scene, including:

  • 42-year-old male 
  • 45-year-old male 
  • 33-year-old female 
  • 45-year-old male 

The victims were said to be transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A short time later, police say an additional adult male arrived to the hospital with gunshot wounds. The male did not survive.

Police say the man who died was shot by the officers and was the same person who was firing at another individual.

IMPD announced the officers involved in this incident were as 3-year veteran Officer Arturo Barron and 6-year veteran Officer Joel Cain.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. 

Multiple officers had body cameras which were activated during the incident. 

The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to identify and collect potential forensic evidence. 

The IMPD Critical Incident Response Team responded to the scene to conduct the criminal investigation. IMPD Internal Affairs is conducting a separate administrative investigation. The officers who fired their firearms have been placed on administrative leave, as is standard procedure in an officer-involved shooting investigation.  

The civilian-majority Use of Force Review Board will conduct a mandatory hearing for any attempted use of deadly force against a person. This occurs after the conclusion of the criminal process.