BREAKING: Female Indianapolis Police Officer Killed

Sandy Malone

The Indianapolis police chief has announced that IMPD Officer Breann Leath was fatally shot on Thursday afternoon.

Indianapolis, IN – A female Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officer was fatally shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call on Thursday afternoon on the east side of Indianapolis.

The shooting occurred at about 2:50 p.m. on April 9 when officers responded to the 1800-block of Edinburgh Square, southwest of 21st Street and North Franklin road, for a report of a domestic disturbance, WXIN reported.

IMPD Chief Randal Taylor told reporters at a media briefing afterwards that the suspect began shooting “through the structure” as soon as officers arrived on the scene.

Chief Taylor said that IMPD Officer Breann Leath was hit by gunfire.

The chief said a female victim at the scene was also shot.

He said that other officers pulled Officer Leath and the wounded victim out of harm’s way and down a staircase to safety.

Chief Taylor said Officer Leath was quickly transported to Eskenazi Hospital where “despite the best lifesaving techniques, she was pronounced deceased.”

The chief described the fallen hero as “an example of the type of officer we want on this department,” and said she was the mother of a small child.

Officials have not released the identity or condition of the female victim, WXIN reported.

The chief did not say whether any of the officers at the scene had fired their weapons.

No information has been released about the status of the shooter and whether they were taken into custody.

Police have asked people to avoid the area, WXIN reported.

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Comments (11)
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IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Rest in Peace Officer Leath... your life mattered

bryantrent
bryantrent

So sad

Lynett 1972
Lynett 1972

Very sad to hear Lord be with her family at this hurting time I’m here in Indy and all put there lives out here for us rip officer job well done to protect us

VicG
VicG

Condolences to family and department. Rest in Peace Sister...

Truth Man 102
Truth Man 102

God bless you and your family

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

RIP Officer Leath 🙏😢👮‍♀️💙 Prayers to your family and friends.

Hope the suspect is carried out in a body bag!!!

Stanracer
Stanracer

RIP Ofc. Leath. You are a hero and your life mattered.

Schick56
Schick56

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

GIJOE62
GIJOE62

R.I.P Officer Leath, go rest in the arms of God. Praying for the family both blood and blue. 🇺🇸

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#whoshother #needmoreinfo


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