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Man who shot at IMPD officers receives lengthy prison sentence

Officers not hit when 17 shots fired
Posted at 3:30 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 15:30:19-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Ryan McGill, a 29-year-old Indianapolis man who pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of two city police officers, will spend 35 years in prison.

The sentence was handed down Friday in Marion County Criminal Court. The actual sentence was 75 years, with thirty years suspended, five years spent in Marion County Community Corrections and five years on probation.

Last month, on the second day of his trial, McGill decided to plead guilty to a pair of attempted murder charges and one count of armed robbery.

The January 2018 incident began on the city's southwest side when police noticed the license plate of the vehicle McGill was driving did not match the vehicle.

According to information from police and the Marion County Prosecutor, McGill shot 17 times at the two IMPD officers during the attempted traffic stop. Some of the shots went through the police car's windshield and others traveled through the passenger's headrest, narrowly missing one officer.


Then, in order to get away from the scene, McGill commandeered at gunpoint a car from a woman who was in the area with her children.

Officers used an app from the woman's tablet which was left in her vehicle to locate McGill inside a house on South Belmont Avenue.

McGill had opened gas lines in the house and was unconscious by the team SWAT officers got to him.