ISP shoots, kills suspect on city’s south side

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indiana State Police is investigating a deadly police action shooting on the south side of Indianapolis.

State Police said it happened in the 100 block of West Gimber Street a little after 11:30 a.m. Friday.

According to ISP, the officer involved shooting started as a shooting investigation in Brown County, which lead to police serving a warrant at home on Gimber Street.

Officers were assisting Brown County Sheriff’s Department in a investigation about a suspect who fired multiple gunshots into a residence on May 7th.

After arriving at the house, officers knocked on the door to enter and carry out the warrant. Police said no one came to the door and it was at that time that police entered the house.  Once inside, a man was found pointing a gun at officers.

The 50-year-old man refused to lower his weapon and then ISP fired at the suspect.

“I didn’t know what to think, I heard all of those shots and I knew it wasn’t good,” said Daniel White, who lives a few houses down from the shooting.

ISP has not said how many shots were fired during the incident.  However, the suspect did die as a result, despite troopers trying to administer first aid.

“I heard four or five shots, and I thought it was a fire crackers, and my dog kept barking, I came out to take a look I saw all the police cars and swat teams all of that,” said Don Delp, a neighbor.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

The suspect’s identity has not yet been released.

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