Crime Watch 8

29-year-old gets 35 years in prison for attempted murder of officers, armed robbery

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An 29-year-old Indianapolis man will spend 35 years in prison for the attempted murder of two police officers and an armed robbery in January 2018, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office said Friday.

Ryan McGill was sentenced Friday in Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division 1. He had pleaded guilty in January to two counts of attempted murder and one count of armed robbery on the second day of his trial.

On Jan. 15, 2018, police said officers conducted a traffic stop around 7:30 p.m. Jan 15, 2018, near the intersection of Howard and Shepard streets on the near-west side. Police had noticed the license plate registration did not match the vehicle description.

The prosecutor’s office said that McGill exited the vehicle as officers began the traffic stop and started firing shots from a handgun. At least three bullets traveled through the front windshield of the police vehicle. Bullets also traveled through the passenger’s headrest and narrowly missed an officer. The officers did not return fire. Neither officer was injured.

After McGill fled the scene, he robbed a woman of her vehicle. Officers later found McGill using an app to locate the woman’s tablet in her vehicle. He was found unconscious inside a home in the 1300 block of Belmont Avenue. McGill had opened the gas lines in the home. McGill was eventually taken into custody early Jan. 16, 2018, following a five-hour standoff.

Investigators found a handgun and an extended magazine inside the vehicle he drove to the residence.