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IMPD’s timeline details events leading to homeowner’s shooting death

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were involved in a shooting early Monday, Nov. 19 that left a homeowner dead. 

According to IMPD’s timeline, dispatch initially received an incomplete 911 call originating from a residence in the 6200 block of Monteo Drive just before 1 a.m.

Following the call, just before 1:30 a.m., officers were said to be heading to the scene, arriving on scene minutes later. 

A few minutes later, IMPD’s detailing of the events show that it they were involved in a police-action shooting and also gave description of their suspect, an early white male between 5’6″ and 5’10”.

Then at 1:40 a.m., dispatch received a phone call from a female stating approximately five or six shots had been fired and that her husband, who was inside the residence, had been shot.

She also told dispatch that she saw officers crouched behind their vehicles.

Officers then radioed dispatch claiming that it was the elderly man who was firing at officers. SWAT was then called to the scene for assistance.

There were attempts, by dispatch, to reestablish communication with the female, but those were unsuccessful, according to IMPD.

At approximately, 1:45 a.m., officers call medics to the scene, letting them know the scene was safe at that point. Minutes later, the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators remained on several several hours gathering information and evidence until 9:13 a.m. when the scene was cleared.

Full timeline as released by IMPD via NIXLE:

  • 12:53 a.m. – Uniformed Officers were dispatched to 6240 Monteo Dr. on an incomplete 911
  • 01:23 a.m. – Officer marked enroute to the run
  • 01:32 a.m. – Officers marked on scene at 6240 Monteo Dr.
  • 01:36 a.m. – Officers broadcast Police Action Shooting
  • 01:37 a.m. – Officers request EMS to the scene
  • 01:38 a.m. – Officer broadcast a description an elderly White Male 5’6-5’10
  • 01:38 a.m. – Control operator announces all channel broadcast
  • 01:39 a.m. – Additional 911 call-EMS 98 started, 5-6 shots heard
  • 01:39 a.m. – Additional 911 call-female calling from 6240 Monteo Dr. advising her husband is inside 6240 Monteo Dr. and is shot inside
  • 01:40 a.m. – Advising she does not see officers
  • 01:40 a.m. – Additional 911 call- heard 6 shots coming from directly across the street, sees officers crouched behind their vehicle’s
  • 01:41 a.m. – Officers advises Elderly male was the one shooting at the officers
  • 01:43 a.m. – Communications attempts to call the female back and gets voicemail only
  • 01:44 a.m. – Communications splits the channels
  • 01:44 a.m. – Control splits the channels and starts SWAT
  • 01:44 a.m. – Notifications sent to POST team and CIRT team
  • 01:45 a.m. – Communications traffic held
  • 01:46 a.m. – Communications releases traffic
  • 01:46 a.m. – Officers broadcast scene is safe for medics
  • 01:48 a.m. – SWAT was disregarded
  • 01:48 a.m. – Communications notified Internal affairs/enroute
  • 01:48 a.m. – Officers advise suspect is deceased
  • 01:49 a.m. – Communications paged SWAT to disregard
  • 01:52 a.m. – Night Watch Captain request additional officers to assist on the District
  • 01:56 a.m. – Incident Command Van started to scene
  • 01:58 a.m. – Night Watch Captain takes Incident Command
  • 02:00 a.m. – Media staging set at 6300 block of Monteo Dr.
  • 02:10 a.m. – Late Shift Sergeant Request Chaplain
  • 04:18 a.m. – Southwest District Captain takes over Incident Command
  • 06:09 a.m. – Communications advises buses that Monteo Dr. will be shut down for several hours
  • 06:45 a.m.- Late Shift Sergeant takes over Incident Command
  • 06:49 a.m. – Communications brings channels back together
  • 09:13 a.m. – Incident command is terminated

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