IMPD investigating after Marion County deputy shoots man in Broad Ripple

The Daily Reformer

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating after a Marion County Sheriff’s Department deputy shot a man in Broad Ripple on Saturday evening while attempting to serve a warrant.

According to IMPD, the police action shooting occurred in the 6300 block of Westfield Boulevard near the Rise N Roll Bakery at around 5:25 p.m.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department stated the deputy has been placed on administrative leave.

During a media briefing, IMPD said Marion County Sheriff’s Department deputies were attempting to serve a warrant on a 30-year-old man who was wanted out of Tennessee for aggravated assualt with a weapon.

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The warrant suspect was reportedly located in a vehicle outside of the bakery when deputies encountered the man and fired upon him, striking and injuring him.

Police say deputies provided first aid until the man was transported to a nearby hospital where he is said to be in serious but stable condition.

No officers or deputies were hurt.

According to IMPD, no firearm has been recovered in relation to the suspect. Police say they are unsure at this time what caused a sole deputy to fire upon the wanted man.

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Marion County Sheriff’s deputies do not have body cameras. Police are investigating to see if there is any security footage of the shooting.


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