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Man pleads guilty to attempted murder of two IMPD officers

Ryan McGill opened fire during traffic stop
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Posted at 8:45 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 20:45:08-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A man charged in the attempted murder of two Indianapolis police officers has pleaded guilty.

Ryan McGill's trial in Marion County Criminal Court was already in its second day when he decided to enter the guilty plea to charges of attempted murder and armed robbery. He'll be sentenced February 14.

According to information from police and the Marion County Prosecutor, McGill fired 17 shots at two police officers during an attempted traffic stop on the Indianapolis southwest side in January of 2018. Police had noticed the license plates of the vehicle McGill was in did not match the vehicle.

The prosecutor released this photo of bullet holes in one police car's windshield.

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IMPD car's windshield shot up

In an effort to flee, McGill commandeered at gunpoint a car from a woman who was with her children.

Police SWAT officers eventually found McGill in a house on South Belmont Avenue. He was unconscious after opening gas lines.