Suspect wanted for attempted murder in shooting of officer arrested

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)  – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department have arrested a man wanted for attempted murder.

Photo of Michael Swafford provided by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
Photo of Michael Swafford provided by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Thirty-one-year-old Michael Swafford, who was wanted on an attempted murder warrant for the shooting of an IMPD officer, has been taken into custody.

Swafford was arrested at a gas station in the 3500 block of Kentucky Avenue Saturday night by  detectives with IMPD’s Violent Crimes and Gang Unit.

Swafford was wanted for the March 8 shootout in which IMPD officer Christopher Maher, who was slightly injured.

While he was taken into custody Saturday night, officers discovered a .50 caliber handgun and narcotics.

He now faces preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and carrying a handgun without a license with a prior conviction.

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