INDIANAPOLIS — The murder at a west Indianapolis daycare Friday morning was domestic related, according to Indianapolis Metro Police.
In a Friday afternoon media briefing, IMPD Officer Samone Burris said the victim and suspect knew one another. The suspect is 33-year-old Orlando Mitchell. He’s accused of shooting the woman as she dropped her kids off at the Charity Church Child Care Center near 10th and North Holmes around 7:30 in the morning.
Mitchell was tracked down a few hours later near 10th and Delaware. Witnesses gave accurate descriptions of Mitchell and his car to police. Someone at a bus stop called police to tell them that they believed the daycare killer was nearby.
Two IMPD officers arrived and confronted Mitchell, who was still holding a rifle, according to Officer Burris. The officers ordered Mitchell to drop the gun, and then he was shot by both officers. Body cameras caught it all, according to police.
Mitchell was arrested and taken into custody. He was treated for his injuries at the hospital, and is in stable condition. Mitchell has two active warrants for domestic related offenses, and is currently being held without bond. He’s expected to be charged with murder, as well as additional charges, if necessary.
The two officers who shot their guns are on administrative leave, as per IMPD policy.
The victim’s name was not released.
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