The police chief of the IMPD reports that an officer who was shot on Thursday on the east side died.
Police officer Breann Leath, 24, was responding to a domestic incident in an apartment in Edinburge Square in 1803 when she was shot dead.
She was taken to Eskenazi Hospital, but she did not survive.
Leath is a graduate of Southport High School, served in the National Guard, and was a mother.
She had been an IMPD officer for two years. The mayor asks that the flags be lowered to half the staff in her memory.
“She’s the example of the kind of officer we want in this department,” said Chief Randal Taylor, IMPD.
“Officer Leath gave her life answering the call of duty,” said Eric Holcomb, Indiana governor. “Janet and I are heartbroken to her family, friends, and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. I ask each Hoosier to join me in appreciating Officer Leath’s courageous service and commitment to her community. She will be remembered forever, because she is the best among us. “
A female victim in the home was also shot dead and taken to the hospital. The police had no information about her condition, but did not believe that her injuries were life-threatening.
The suspect is in custody.
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– IMPD NW District (@IMPDNW) April 9, 2020