Deputy Pickett’s suspected shooter out of hospital, charged with murder

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The suspected shooter of Deputy Pickett, 21-year-old Anthony Baumgardt, has been released from the hospital and booked into the Boone County Jail.

According to police records, Baumgardt is facing six charges, including murder. He was booked into jail just after 4:45 p.m.

Baumgardt is also charged with resisting law enforcement, carrying a handgun without a license, two counts of possession of meth and possession of marijuana.

According to a Boone County Sheriff’s Office press release, Sheriff Nielsen personally arrested Baumgardt and booked him into jail.

Deputy Pickett was mortally wounded Friday morning after a foot chase. His life is currently being sustained at St. Vincent so doctors can complete the organ donation process.

This is not Baumgardt’s first time in jail. He has a criminal history beginning in the summer of 2015.

The release went on to state that they are in the middle of making arrangements, along with Pickett’s wife, Jen.

Deputy Pickett is still on life support and authorities will let us know once they take him off.

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