From the IMPD News – At approximately 1:52 am, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) were dispatched to the 6700 blk. of Eagle Pointe Dr. (Eagle Point Apartments) reference a disturbance.
When the first arriving officer arrived, he heard screams for “help” from an unidentified woman who was inside an apartment. The officer fearing for the safety of this woman made entry. As the officer entered the apartment, gunshots were exchanged between the officer and the suspect and the officer was struck with gunfire. The officer was transported to Wishard Memorial Hospital in critical condition where he later died as a result of his injuries. The officer has been identified as 41-year-old Rod Bradway a 5-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Officer Bradway was a highly decorated officer having just been awarded the IMPD’s Medal of Bravery. Officer Bradway leaves a wife and two teenage children, and is from Nappanee, Indiana.
"We have lost a true hero today in Officer Bradway…please keep his family and the IMPD family in your thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks that lie ahead” said IMPD Chief Rick Hite.
Investigators have not yet identified the suspect who was also fatally shot and killed in the exchange of gunfire with police. Investigators are also working to ascertain the exact circumstances of the shooting, and have detained the woman, who was not injured, for questioning.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Friday, September 20, 2013