Indianapolis officer’s patrol car shot outside his home

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis’ police chief says a suspect is in custody after someone opened fire on an officer’s patrol car overnight outside the officer’s home.

Chief Troy Riggs says the officer’s cruiser was struck three to four times about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Riggs says the officer and his family were home but weren’t injured. He says he’s troubled by the shooting, which comes in the wake of last week’s fatal shootings of five Dallas police officers.

He says a suspect is in custody and “it certainly seems that he was upset with police.”

Sgt. Kendale Adams says that suspect has not been charged.

Riggs says the city’s 1,600 officers put their lives on the line every day “and last night someone tried to take away potentially an officer and his family’s lives.”

 

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