An IMPD officer who was shot while responding to a call on the southeast side of downtown Sunday received a gunshot wound to the throat. The suspect who allegedly fired that shot was out on bond at the time of the incident for a felony charge that violated his parole as a serious felon.
Court records show the suspect was arrested on January 31 and charged with theft, a level 6 felony, and two counts of resisting law enforcement, a level 6 felony and class A misdemeanor. He was released on Feb. 1 on a $500 cash bond.
Court records ALSO revealed the suspect was convicted in a burglary and theft case in 2009. He also served a sentence in the Putnamville Correctional Facility for a conviction related to a 2011 armed robbery in Indianapolis.
According to state records, Hill was released in Feb. 2021 from the Putnamville Correctional Facility and assigned to the Indianapolis Parole District. However, he was marked delinquent as of Jan. 19, 2022 — just days before his recent arrest for theft and just over a month before his alleged involvement in the shooting of the IMPD officer.
The Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police held a press conference Thursday that called on Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears to provide a full timeline and accounting for the criminal history and release of the suspect prior to Sunday’s shooting.
FOP President Rick Snyder joined the Hammer and Nigel Show Thursday with an update on the injured IMPD officer’s condition and some sobering statistics related to violent crime in the city of Indianapolis.