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IMPD IDs 3 officers in fatal shooting of man 2 weeks ago

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police on May 14, 2021, were at the scene of a police shooting on Red Mill Place near 38th Street and Franklin Road. (WISH Photo/Andrew Moore)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis police chief on Friday identified the three officers who fired guns and killed a 48-year-old man May 12, a news release said.

Monolito Ford, 48, died at Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital after three Indianapolis Metropolitan police officers fired shots at him, said an incident summary released May 15 said.

The three officers who fired at Ford were identified as Joel Cain, Patrick Scott and Marco Zaragoza. Each has been with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for four years, Friday’s news release said.

Officers were called shortly before 6:35 p.m. Friday on a report of a suicidal man and shots fired into the air in the 3800 block of Red Mill Place. That’s on the northeast side in the Autumn Trails Apartments near North Franklin Road and East 38th Street. Police later said the shooting happened nearby in the 7800 block of Red Mill Drive.


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