Crime Watch 8

Man charged with criminal recklessness after firing at IMPD officer

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 30-year-old Indianapolis man was formally charged Monday with criminal recklessness and two firearms counts after, police say, a shot was fired at an officer.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was called about 2:50 p.m. Saturday to a disturbance between two men at a home in the 3100 block of Brickenwood Lane. That’s just off East Hanna Avenue near the I-65 overpass on the southeast side. Officers later returned to the same block to check on Jason Craft. He is believed to have fired at the first officer to arrive, IMPD said Monday in a news release. After more officers arrived, Craft dropped the firearm into his lap and police secured it.

Craft was taken to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital for observation and later to the Marion County jail. He was charged Monday in Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division 18, with criminal recklessness, pointing a firearm and carrying a handgun without a license. No court dates have been set for Craft’s case. He remained in the Marion County jail on Monday afternoon.

Police said a jail-booking photo of Craft was not immediately available Monday afternoon.

IMPD said in the release, “Our Officers showed incredible restraint during this incident. They utilized their training to end this dangerous situation peacefully while maintaining officer and public safety.”


Share your questions for city leaders ahead of WISH-TV’s ‘City in Crisis,’ a Crime Watch 8 special

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — WISH-TV is breaking down the trends of violence in the city.

On Tuesday at 6 p.m., we’ll gather the city’s top leaders, including representatives from the mayor’s office, IMPD, the Fraternal Order of Police and community groups across the city, during a Crime Watch 8 Special called “City in Crisis.”

We’re going to ask your questions directly to those city leaders. So let us know: If you could ask one question to your city leaders about how to reduce crime and violence in hopes of making Indianapolis a safer place, what would it be?

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On Tuesday at 6 p.m., WISH-TV is gathering the city’s top leaders to break down trends of violence in Indianapolis.So…

Posted by WISH-TV on Friday, February 21, 2020