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IMPD officers who shot and killed McHale Rose identified

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Posted at 11:27 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 13:14:05-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has identified the officers involved in the May 7 fatal shooting death of 19-year-old McHale Rose.

The four officers identified are David Loyal, Pepper Eldridge, Andrew Guzman and Joseph Maxey.

Rose was killed after exchanging gunfire with officers who were responding to a burglary call on the city's north side early on Thursday, May 7. According to Chief Taylor, the call may have been part of a planned police ambush in response to the fatal shooting of Dreajson Reed only hours earlier by another IMPD officer later identified as Dejoure Mercer.

The IMPD officers — Loyal, Eldridge, Guzman, and Maxey — were called to a burglary in progress at a home near 2200 Woodglen Drive around 1:30 a.m. on May 7.

As officers were approaching the apartment, a male suspect immediately began shooting at officers with a rifle, according to IMPD.

All four of the officers returned fire, striking the suspect. Rose was pronounced dead at the scene. None of the officers were injured during the shooting.

This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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