NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — Police said a woman was injured and the suspect was found dead after a shooting and standoff Monday afternoon in Noblesville.
Police were called to the 10300 block of Cerulean Drive, which is near 191st Street and State Road 37, after receiving a 911 call that a woman had been shot. This is in the Meadows Glen subdivision.
The shooting was followed by a four-hour police standoff after the suspect barricaded himself in a home.
“Our negotiators and patrol officers that arrived on the scene tried to establish communication with the person inside for a period of time,” Noblesville Police Department Lt. Bruce Barnes said.
Police said communication with the suspect stopped after several hours. SWAT officers went inside and found him dead in the home. The Hamilton County Coroner arrived at the scene around 7 p.m. Monday.
The victim of the shooting, Tricia Wagner, spoke to 24-Hour News 8 on Monday night.
“I’m very lucky to be alive. So I have great faith and I know that God was with me,” Wagner said.
Wagner said the man who shot her was her friend and neighbor. She doesn’t understand why he would shoot her.
“I went to the mailbox to get the mail; I got the mail. It’s trash day. I turned around to pull in the trash can and he was coming at me. He had a gun at his side. I saw that. He pulled it up and shot me. I think I may have turned to run and it went through the backside and in my leg,” she said, “He then stood over me and was going to shoot me again. And I told him to think about what you’re doing and to don’t do this and you don’t want to do this and also screaming to my husband that I’d been shot, screaming his name.”
Westfield, Carmel and Fishers Police Departments assisted Noblesville Police with the standoff.