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Officers involved in fatal police shooting of McHale Rose are back on the job

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers involved in the deadly shooting of McHale Rose are back on the job. They returned to work on Monday.

Rose was shot and killed by police on May 7 when four officers responded to the 2200 block of Woodglen Drive. Those officers were identified as David Loyal, Pepper Eldrige, Andrew Guzman and Joseph Maxey.

Loyal is a 39-year-old veteran of the force, Eldrige is a 14 and half year veteran, Maxey has been an officer for 19 and a half years and Guzman has been an officer for a year and a half.

IMPD said they received a call May 7 around 1:30 a.m. about two people trying to break into a residence. After arriving on the scene, officers found a cell phone, which police later discovered was the same one used to make the 911 call to dispatch, and a man, McHale Rose, outside that residence with a rifle, who began shooting at the officers.

Police said the officers returned fire and struck Rose, who was pronounced dead on the scene.

IMPD Police Chief Randal Taylor made the decision to bring the officers back to work following an executive review of preliminary findings from both the criminal and internal investigations.

The department is still waiting on a decision from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office in the case.

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