Four Indy officers shot while serving warrant

IMPD Chief Rick Hite briefs on shooting (WISH Photo/ Kevin Hankins)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH/WANE) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirms four officers were shot on the southeast side Wednesday, and all are expected to be okay.

The suspect in the shooting was shot and killed.

The incident occurred in the 1600 block of South State Avenue, near the intersection of State and Minnesota. Officials say SWAT team officers were serving a high-risk narcotics search warrant at a known drug house in that area. As they were entering the home, while announcing “police search warrant,” the suspect started firing at officers. Officers shot back, killing the suspect. That suspect is believed to be the intended target of the narcotics investigation.

IMPD identified the suspect as Andrew Sizemore, 27, Indianapolis, who is believed to have lived at the house in the 1600 block of South State Avenue with other relatives.

Officials say four SWAT team officers were shot by the Sizemore’s gunfire. All officers are expected to be okay. On Thursday morning, two of the officers remained in the hospital. One officer was treated and released. A fourth officer was treated at the scene and released.

Indianapolis May Greg Ballard told WANE’s sister station WISH that one officer, who had a bullet go through his leg, continued to work after he was shot.

Ballard said all four officers are “doing better than you’d expect” and are ready to go back to work. 

IMPD officials say there were four other people in that home at the time of the shooting and they weren’t hurt. Investigators said they’re familiar with the house, and they believe illegal narcotics were being sold inside.

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