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Suspect dead, IMPD officers involved in shooting near Eagle Creek

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Posted at 12:41 PM, May 15, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-15 16:31:51-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were involved in a shooting that left a man dead Wednesday afternoon on the northwest side of Indianapolis.

IMPD Northwest District officers responded to the 6300 block of Watercrest Way on reports of a person shot just before 12 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot injury. The man was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

IMPD says officers located the suspect of the shooting armed and running through the neighborhood. An officer, who was in full police uniform, exited a fully marked police car and told the suspect to stop.

Shortly after, IMPD says there was an exchange in gunfire between one officer and the suspect, who was struck at least once.

The suspect was transported to Eskenazi Hospital, where he later died.

No officers or uninvolved citizens were injured.

Detectives located a firearm in the back of the residence.

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

The Marion County Coroner’s Officer (MCCO) will release the suspect’s name once his family has been notified. There is no threat to the community.

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 guns 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.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Gary Toms at 317-327-3475. Alternatively, anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 317-262-TIPS.