GREENFIELD, Ind. — Indiana State Police are investigating after a man died Sunday in an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Greenfield.
Sergeant John Perrine with State Police confirmed that Greenfield Police Department officers were called around 8:40 a.m. Sunday to the 700 block of Bobtail Drive for reports of a domestic issue with possible shots fired.
Police investigators alleged that before police were called, 56-year-old Darrin Baker of Indianapolis was outside a home when a woman returned to the residence when he allegedly fired a shot through the driver’s side window of the woman’s vehicle. Baker, police said, then forced her out of the car and took her inside.
Baker, who forcibly took the woman inside against her will, was a known acquaintance of hers, police said.
Officers arrived around 8:45 a.m. and saw the broken car window and an open garage door, which led into the residence. GPD officers went inside and announced their presence, saying that they heard screams from the woman.
Baker then began actively assaulting the woman while armed with a handgun, police said, once he saw the officers inside. An officer then shot Baker, causing him to fall to the ground. No other officers shot a weapon.
While some officers tended to the woman, others began life-saving measures on Baker, ISP said, until EMS arrived. Baker was then taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after.
ISP is handling the investigation into the shooting and no other people were hurt in the incident.