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IMPD officer fatally shoots carjacking suspect at east side apartment complex

Police shooting kills carjacking suspect

LATEST: IMPD announced on social media at 10:46 p.m. Tuesday: “Detectives located the suspect vehicle and detained multiple individuals. One adult male was arrested for his alleged role in the carjacking. Two other individuals were arrested for charges unrelated to this incident. … Additional details about the arrests will be shared Wednesday morning.”

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis police shot and killed a carjacking suspect Tuesday morning at an east side apartment complex.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office on Wednesday morning identified the suspect killed as 20-year-old Jerrett Gray Jr.

Online police reports indicate the carjacking happened around 9 a.m. somewhere on the far east side.

The carjacking victim told Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers that she was approached by a suspect who demanded the keys to her vehicle. After exiting the car, the suspect fled in her vehicle. Police did not say if the suspect who stole the car was Gray or another suspect.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers began searching for her car. They soon found her car and the suspect’s vehicle at the Arborstone Apartments in the 9100 block of Cavalier Court, which is off 38th Street and Post Road.

Officers encountered Gray Jr. and demanded he drop to the ground, but he fled the scene. Police say Gray was armed.

During a brief chase, the suspect dropped something and, when he went to pick it up, an officer fired one shot. Gray continued running, and the officer fired two more shots at him.

News 8 asked if Gray had a gun in their hand when the officer fired the second and third shots. IMPD Chief Chris Bailey said, “That’s the information that we are still trying to determine.”

“Where were the guns found?” News 8 asked.

“Right where the suspect was; where we finally took him into custody,” Bailey said.

Gray was hit at least once and fell. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died shortly after arrival.

No one else, including police officers, was injured. The officer who fired his or her weapon has been placed on administrative leave as is standard procedure in police shootings. IMPD usually does not identify officers involved in police shootings until about a week after the incidents.

Police say they found two guns with extended magazines at the crime scene.

Officers say they are still looking for two other suspects who drove away in a dark gray car.

This is the sixth police shooting in Indianapolis this year, according to city data. All six shootings have been fatal.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Detective Sgt. Mark Prater at the homicide office at 317-327-3475.

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