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IMPD shoots, kills 20-year-old alleged carjacking suspect on northeast side

No officers injured
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Posted at 9:50 AM, May 28, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD officers were involved in a shooting Tuesday morning on the city's northeast side.

According to police, officers were involved in a shooting in the 9100 block of Cavalier Court. This is near 38th Street and Post Road.

IMPD Sgt. Anthony Patterson says officers were in the area after an armed carjacking took place in the 2800 block of Post Road.

Police spoke with the victim , who said one suspect approached her vehicle at gunpoint, demanding her car and other items. Additional suspects remained in their vehicle while the carjacking took place.

An officer in the area located the victim’s vehicle and the suspect’s vehicle in the 9100 block of Cavalier Court.

The officer encountered a suspect and told him to “get on the ground”.

That suspect did not follow the officer’s commands and began to run away toward the suspect’s gray sedan.

The officer also told the suspect to “drop the gun.”

As the suspect got near the gray sedan, the suspect dropped an item and went to grab it.

That is when an officer involved shooting occurred.

A second suspect got into the passenger side of the gray sedan and the vehicle drove away. They were eventually located and arrested along with another man and a 17-year-old.

The initial suspect continued to run from the officer after the initial rounds were fired.

The officer told the suspect to “drop it,” as the suspect ran on foot. During this encounter, there were two other, separate times when the officer fired his weapon.

At some point, the suspect was struck at least once. The suspect fell to the ground and responding officers provided the suspect with first aid.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital in critical condition where they later died.

On Wednesday, the Marion County Coroner's Office identified the person shot by the IMPD officer as 20-year-old Jerrett Gray Jr.

Two firearms with extended magazines, one equipped with a machine conversion device, were found near the alleged suspect, according to IMPD.

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The officer was equipped with a body-worn camera, which was activated during this incident.

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

The IMPD Critical Incident Response Team responded to the scene to conduct the criminal investigation.

A separate administrative investigation is being conducted by IMPD Internal Affairs. The officer who fired his gun has 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.

Anyone with information is asked to call. Detective Sergeant Prater at the homicide office by calling 317-327-3475. Alternatively, anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 317-262-TIPS.