INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) —Police have identified the man who is accused of killing two women and shooting an officer on the near northeast side of Indianapolis Friday morning.
Police said Quintico Goolsby, 36, of Indianapolis, went to a home in the 2600 block of North Dearborn Street, which is near North 30th Street and North Sherman Drive, around 7:10 a.m.
Officers were initially called to the scene on the report of an unknown disturbance. Police say the 911 operator could hear a woman screaming and things being slammed in the background.
IMPD Officer Gregory Milburn was the first to respond to the scene, arriving within one minute of being dispatched. Police say as Officer Milburn approached the north side of the house, Goolsby fired a number of shots at him.
Detectives say Officer Milburn returned fire, fatally wounding Goolsby. During the exchange of gunfire, Officer Milburn was shot. He was taken to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in good condition after being shot one time, near the abdomen. Police say the bulletproof vest he was wearing saved his life. Officer Milburn was later released from the hospital.
Police say two women were found dead inside of the home. At this point it’s unclear how the women died. The manner and cause of death will be determined by the coroner’s office.
The victims have been identified as 84-year-old Julia Morrow and 30-year-old Inity Morrow. Police say the relationship between Goolsby and the victims is not known.
Dearborn was closed from 30th Street down to 25th Street. Police said because of the complexities of the shooting, the on-scene investigation would be going on for hours.
IMPD Chief Rick Hite responded to the scene Friday morning, addressing this incident and on-going crime in Indianapolis.
“We have a threat,” Chief Hite said. “It is clear to us there are those who don’t just quite get it. Bad guys with guns can’t live in Indianapolis. We have to send a message to the collective community that it will not be tolerated.”
According to a release, Officer Milburn joined IMPD in 2002 and has served the East District his entire career. He has been described as the ‘best of the best’. He will be placed on administrative leave, despite his willingness to return to work on Saturday, police said. This is standard procedure in these types of incidents.