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Victim dies after Tuesday night shooting on north side

UPDATE: The Marion County Coroner’s Office has identified the male victim of a fatal shooting in the 3000 block of Orchard Terrace as 26-year-old Darren Hardney.

The coroner confirmed Hardney died from gunshot wounds.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — One person is dead after a Tuesday night shooting on the city’s north side.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, officers were called to Eskenazi Hospital on reports of two people shot Tuesday night just after 10:21 p.m.

When officers arrived, they were told a female had driven a male to the hospital. Both had been shot. The female was in stable condition but the male was listed in critical condition.

The male victim died from his injuries on Wednesday.

Detectives have learned the shooting happened in the 3000 block of Orchard Terrace. That’s between Ralston and Keystone avenues north of 30th Street.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

If you have any information you are asked to contact the IMPD Homicide Office or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.


2 Columbus police officers arrested, facing charges of misconduct, ghost employment

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus police officers have been arrested on multiple charges including official misconduct and ghost employment.

According to Indiana State Police, Dan Meister and Ron May were arrested for allegedly working off-duty security jobs while also working on duty with the Columbus Police Department. An investigation into the officers began in November 2018 after a request was made by the Columbus Police Department.

Lt. Dan Meister and Sgt. Ron May allegedly worked overlapping shifts for both the police department and Columbus Regional Hospital between February 2015 and August 2018. The officers were paid by CPD and the hospital for the same hours worked on multiple occasions.

Meister had overlapped hours on 52 different occasions and May overlapped on 62 occasions, investigators say.

The investigation was turned over to a special prosecutor and arrest warrants were issued for the men on Friday. They were arrested Friday afternoon without incident and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, police say.

Both officers are facing charges of official misconduct, ghost employment and theft.

May and Meister are expected to face initial hearings soon.

Information about how long they have worked with CPD was not immediately available.