INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Public safety officials in Indianapolis said Thursday night that two members of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are dead in an apparent murder-suicide on the city’s northwest side.
Police responded to a home in the 2400 block of Inishmore Court, which is near West 21st Street and North Girls School Road, around 5:40 p.m. Thursday. According to IMPD, officers were called there on the report of a burglary in progress.
IMPD Chief Rick Hite said in a press conference that when officers got to the scene, they discovered forced entry had been made to the rear of the home. A release from IMPD said officers believed there was a suspect armed inside of the home, and requested assistance of SWAT.
SWAT officers made entry and found two IMPD employees dead in an apparent murder-suicide. They have been identified as Sergeant Ryan Anders, a 9-year veteran of IMPD, and Officer Kimberlee Carmack, a 20-year veteran of IMPD.
Chief Hite said a protective order had been issued for Anders, at the request of Carmack, his ex-wife.
“We have a grieving police department,” Hite said, “and a grieving family.”
Hite said no one else was involved in the incident but Anders. He said this appears to have stemmed from a domestic incident. Hite added counseling would be provided through the Fraternal Order of Police.
Mayor Greg Ballard also spoke at the press conference.
“It’s a very difficult day in Indianapolis,” Ballard said. “We have lost two of our own.”
Director of Public Safety Troy Riggs added, “We have over 1,500 police officers. All of which have been touched tonight.”