INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The names of the officers involved in a fatal police shooting at a home on the city’s east side in July have been released by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
The following officers, on July 19, around 11:45 p.m., were called to a home in the 3600 block of North Parker Avenue:
- John Perkins
- Klinton Streeter
- Lee Rabensteine
- Evan Matheis
- Dwayne Mills
Perkins is a 24-year veteran of the department, Streeter has been on the force for 11 years, Rabensteine is a 10-year veteran, Matheis has been with the department five years, and Mills has served on the force for one and a half years.
Officers were called to the area when a woman reported her nephew, Grant King, 35, had a gun.
Two officers arrived at the home in full uniform and in marked vehicles, according to the department. Those officers then called for back-up. After that, officers said King shot at officers, and one officer returned fire. King retreated into the home at that point, and police said it was unclear whether he had been struck by the officer’s gunfire.
SWAT arrived to the scene after the first exchange of gunfire and set up a perimeter and spoke with King for about two hours by phone before he stopped communicating with police.
Chemical agents were deployed and police entered the home to find King. Once inside, King and officers exchanged gunfire and King was struck. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.
The Marion County Coroner’s Office said King died after he was shot multiple times.
No officers were injured.