UPDATE | Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's Assistant Chief Chris Bailey confirmed during a press briefing late Wednesday night that it was not only a police officer who was shot and wounded, but two others; a woman and a girl.
Bailey said the incident happened shortly before 9 p.m. when officers with IMPD's North District were dispatched to the 7500 block of Bayview Club Drive on a domestic disturbance.
When officers arrived at the apartment complex, they attempted to make contact with the people inside, but got no response. As one of the officers was checking the perimeter of the apartment, the suspect fired shots at the officers, hitting one of them.
In addition to the officer, three other people were taken to local hospitals to be treated for gunshot wounds.
One is the girl, who is listed in critical condition at Methodist Hospital. The other is the woman who was taken to St. Vincent's in critical condition.
The suspect was transported to Eskenazi Hospital and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Three other children at the scene were able to escape from the apartment complex. They are safe and in IMPD custody, according to Bailey.
He affirmed there is no threat to the Indianapolis community and that it was an isolated incident. The scene, however, will be active for several hours.
In addition to the incident, Community Hospital North and Community Heart and Vascular Hospital were on lockdown for about 30 minutes during an IMPD investigation, but are no longer on lockdown, Kris Kirschner, a spokesperson at Community confirmed to WRTV in an email.
Watch the full briefing below.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett released the following statement:
"I am grateful to hear that the officer injured in tonight’s incident is in stable condition. My thoughts are with the officer and their family, as well as all of the brave IMPD officers who routinely go into harm’s way to keep our community safe. We must do everything we can to stop the scourge of gun violence, deploying resources and uniting neighbors to halt this vicious cycle.”
Praying for the recent victims of gun violence and their families. 🙏 We need to work together as a city and address the causes of these heinous acts . Hoping for a quick and full recovery for the officer injured tonight.— Councillor Ethan Evans (@ethanevans4indy) August 12, 2021
IMPD does not believe there is any ongoing threat to the community. This will be an active scene for several hours as detectives investigate. https://t.co/KWho3e91S5— IMPD (@IMPDnews) August 12, 2021
This is preliminary information and subject to change. An IMPD officer was shot near 7500 Bayview Club Dr and is listed in stable condition. This incident is ongoing. Additional information will be shared here. Media staging is at Donato's parking lot at 7500 N Shadeland Av. pic.twitter.com/bADCQJHOXJ— IMPD (@IMPDnews) August 12, 2021
INDIANAPOLIS — Officers with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are at the scene of an incident on the city's northeast side.
The scene of the incident is located in the 7500 block of Bayview Club Drive, in the Castleton area.
In a tweet, IMPD advised that drivers should avoid the area.
IMPD is on the scene of an incident in the 7500 block of Bayview Club Drive.— IMPD (@IMPDnews) August 12, 2021
Drivers are asked to avoid the area.
PIO's are responding.
This is a developing story. We will continue to update as details become available.