IMPD IDs suspect arrested in weekend police-involved shooting

Tyrice Howard-Smith (Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police have released the name of one of the suspects they believe is involved in a police-involved shooting inside an apartment building that left five people injured.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers arrested 20-year-old Tyrice Howard-Smith on preliminary charges of criminal recklessness.

According to IMPD, five people were shot in the 1200 block of Indiana Avenue when a large party turned into a police-involved shooting on Sunday morning around 1:20 a.m.

Police say, as many as 150 people gathered inside one of the units at the Tyler apartment complex for an unsanctioned party. Police said an altercation occurred that spilled into the hallway in which gunshots were fired. It’s believed officers heard those gun shots when they were originally responding to the disturbance call.

IMPD said the five people who were shot were hit in the arms and leg. They were listed in good condition on Tuesday.

Smith was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Wednesday.

Police say they are continuing to search for additional subject who were involved in the shooting. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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