IMPD: Man kills self after shooting at officers

IMPD blocks off area near SWAT situation on the city's northeast side. (WISH Photo/Jeff Wagner)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis police say a man has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after firing at officers on the northeast side of the city Thursday afternoon.

IMPD said officers responded to a shots fired call in the 3600 block of N. Denny Street around 2 p.m.

They said the home showed signs of gunfire damage due to a bullet hole and shattered windows.

Police said the officers tried speaking with the man, but he was talking strangely and didn’t make sense.

When they approached the front door, police said they heard a gunshot from inside the home.

Police said the officers were not hit nor did they fire their weapons. They called for SWAT and crisis negotiators.

Police said they tried to communicate with the man but he stopped responding. They used tear gas to flush him out but that didn’t work. They then used a robot to enter the home with a camera and said they found the man dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Patricia Jones lives right next door. She said officers told her to hide in her basement during the standoff for safety reasons. She was upset to hear the incident came to a deadly end.

“Another mother’s heart broken, that’s just what I’m thinking. Whether he was good or bad, whatever it was, it hurts,” she said. “It hurts me.”

Police wouldn’t release any information about the victim, but a woman at the scene who claims to be the mother of their child sad he was 29 years old.

Police wouldn’t say if the man lived at the home or how he got there.

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