Thursday, July 10, 2008

IMPD Officer Shot

The City's East Side has been a hot zone for shootings lately. A short while ago, an IMPD officer was shot by a suspect in the 800 block of Euclid Street. The officer has been rushed to Wishard Hospital. According to an online Star report, there is an additional shooting victim. No word on the downed officer's condition. According to WRTV, the police officer was serving a warrant when the suspect fled and a chase ensued. The officer was shot in the arm, and his injury is not thought to be life-threatening.

UPDATE: Regretfully, earlier reports indicating that Officer Jason Fishburn's injuries were not life-threatening proved inaccurate. The 29-year-old officer sustained a serious gunshot wound to the head and has had to undergo several hours of surgery tonight. The man who shot him is a suspect in the home invasion killing of a 69-year-old man on the City's Eastside earlier this week. He is also being treated for a gunshot wound to the shoulder inflicted on him as police apprehended him. Shortly after midnight, the Star's 911 site is active. There are two 911 calls reporting shots fired. One is on the City's near north side. The other is on the city's northeast side. Hopefully, those shootings are without victims.

UPDATE II: Officer Fishburn remains in critical condition after several hours of surgery. He is in a medically-induced coma this morning.

UPDATE III: Late this afternoon (Friday), doctors told reporters that Officer Fishburn's condition was guarded but acknowledged that most patients with similar injuries do not survive.

19 comments:

Jon E. Easter said...

My thoughts are with the officer's family and friends as well as all of IMPD.

Sir Hailstone said...

Gary - WISH-TV and WTHR-TV updated things - Ofcr. Fishburn was shot twice - once in the chest (deflected by kevlar vest) an once in the head.

dokkaq said...

The officer was shot in the arm, and his injury is not thought to be life-threatening.

This doesn't mesh with Chief Spears' statement that the officer suffered a "devastating" shot to the head.

Wilson46201 said...

Sadly, the officer was wounded badly in the head according to WNDY. Both Spears and Newman gave soundbites while Ballard stood by, mutely...

SW Lane said...

Gary, the officer was shot in the head, and is currently in critical condition. The POS who shot him was the one who received an arm wound

Vox Populi said...

Sadly, Gary, you misread...

Indianapolis Police Chief Michael Spears called Officer Jason A. Fishburn a hero and asked the community to pray for him.

He said Fishburn suffered a "devastating'' gunshot wound to the head and remained in surgery about 9:30 p.m. Fishburn, a five-year veteran of the department, is married and comes from a law enforcement family, the chief said. His father is an Indianapolis police officer and his uncle is a retired U.S. Marshal, Spears said.


The perp is the one who was shot in the arm. Too bad it wasn't the other way around.

spooknp said...

Sadly, the officer was wounded badly in the head according to WNDY. Both Spears and Newman gave soundbites while Ballard stood by, mutely...

Count on a liberal to once again dance in blood and turn something tragic into something political. Sickening.

artfuggins said...

Where is Mayor Ballard???

scratchman said...

"Where is Mayor Ballard???"

I don't know wilson--but i think you answered your own question when said he was standing by "mutely"

although I could have sworn that i physically heard him giving a press conference last night...I thought mute was the absence of sound hmmmmmm....

by the way, you're a scumbag for making it political...

Michael said...

The suspect should have been summarily dispatched on the spot. And the crooks and scum will know that that's what awaits them if they keep up this crap.

Advance Indiana said...

Art said, "Where is Mayor Ballard???"

Are you kidding? Have you been watching the same news coverage as I've been watching since last night? I've seen Mayor Ballard in every report.

Advance Indiana said...

vox populi, I didn't misread. WRTV's report originally said Fishburn was shot in the arm. WRTV got it wrong.

Vox Populi said...

AI, I didn't mean that as an attack. I guess I didn't see an earlier version of the story and really only saw on the news where they were pretty clear he was shot in the head.

Media getting things wrong... now there's a story. ;)

I don't really understand why anyone is making a political issue out of this.

indyernie said...

Mayor Ballard is giving an update on WIBC as I type.

Put aside the politics.
Officer Fishburn and the city of Indianapolis need your prayers.

artfuggins said...

scratchman....you make many incorrect assumptions and draw faulty conclusions...starting with calling me Wilson........Your attitude is what makes life in Indy difficult.

Chandler said...

Dear Fellw Blogers!
What is important here is Officer Fishburn! Can we all agree to stop the bickering long enough to show support for Officer Fishburn, his family and friends! This is not about politics or Mayor Ballard!
Officer Fishburn, his family and our police department have my complete support! We are with you guys! Go get em!

indyernie said...

Art if you and Wilson arn't the same person then you are his clone.

Indy4U2C said...

Wilson, stop trying to mask your identity with that silly pen name artfuggins

Bart Lies said...

Head wounds are so devastating and tragic, but recalling James Brady reminds me that it IS possible to recover from the extreme trauma a gunshot inflicts.

For Jason and all of IMPD, I hold onto that thought.