IMPD officer injured while serving warrant on city’s east side

IMPD issued a warrant on the city's east side on Friday morning. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A police officer has been treated and released from a hospital after being hit by debris during a shooting Friday morning.

Police said someone opened fire on a SWAT team serving a narcotics warrant on the 10000 block of Baribeau Lane.

According to officials, police announced that they were outside the house and someone started firing through the wall with an assault rifle.

Police said they detained four people from inside the home, including the shooter, and police never returned fire. One officer sustained a wound to his left cheek after he was hit with shrapnel.

It all happened on Cheri Burkett’s block. She said she walked outside and saw police all over the street.

“We don’t have that kind of violence or any crime in this area usually,” she said.

Joe Valentine, who lives down the street from Burkett, shared his initial reaction.

“I was like, really?” Valentine said. “Just really surprising.”

He said he heard about it during a call from his wife, after she got a phone call from the Warren Township School District saying that the buses wouldn’t be running because of a lockdown on the area.

In addition to the narcotics warrant, police got a second warrant to investigate Friday’s shooting. Officials said Friday afternoon they were still trying to figure out the most appropriate charges for the suspect.

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