BREAKING: Female Indianapolis Police Officer Killed
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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