Man shot, killed following 4-hour SWAT standoff in Indianapolis


INDIANAPOLIS — A man was shot and killed by law enforcement early Sunday morning after a four-hour stand off on the near northeast side of Indianapolis.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says they received a call around 11:45 p.m. Saturday in reference to a domestic disturbance in the 3600 block of North Parker Ave.

Responding officers say as they were arriving, a man came out of a residence and began shooting at them. IMPD says one of its officers returned fire, and the man went back into the home and barricaded himself inside.

No officers were injured during the first exchange, but at least three nearby homes were struck. IMPD says bullets narrowly missed the occupants of a home with a 21-month-old child sleeping with her grandmother.

A SWAT unit and negotiators were then called to the home in hopes to de-escalate the situation. Police say when the suspect stopped communicating, they feared he may have suffered a “medical condition.” The SWAT team then administered gas into the home before making the decision to enter.

Once they entered, the suspect opened fire for the second time and shots were exchanged. The suspect was then taken to Eskenazi hospital in critical condition when the situation ended around 4:30 a.m. The suspect was pronounced dead shortly before 6 a.m.

On July 22, the coroner identified the deceased as 35-year-old Grant King.

The department says a total of five IMPD officers fired their weapons — the initial officer on the scene and the other four are members of the SWAT Team. The officers are on administrative leave as is standard procedure in these incidents. 

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Anyone with information or video of the incident is urged to contact the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.

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