The IMPD SWAT team was requested to a home in the 2400 block of Inishmore Court around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. That location is near W. 21st Street and Country Club Road.
Eyewitness News has learned that a narcotics officer on the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department reportedly shot and killed his estranged wife, also an IMPD officer, and then turn the gun on himself Thursday evening.
Sources tell Eyewitness News the couple was in the process of a divorce, which he was not taking very well. The shooting happened at the woman's west Indianapolis home on Inishmore Court near W. 21st Street and Country Club Road.
Sources say the narcotics officer cut the home's security system before kicking in a door and shooting his wife.
IMPD has not released the names of the victims at this time. Those who know the female victim say her love for police work spilled over into the family, where she currently has a son on the police department as well.
Mayor Greg Ballard and public safety officials will hold a press conference to address the situation later Thursday evening.A live press conference is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. The story will be updated following the press conference.
This is a very tragic event. My deepest sympathies to the families of these two officers. I just hope that Mayor Ballard and other self-serving individuals have the common decency not to step in front of the cameras for the purpose of exploiting this tragic event by blaming it on IMPD being under-staffed and telling the public it needs to rally behind their push for a major tax increase this year to support the hiring of 500 additional police officers as they have with other recent, senseless killings that had nothing to do with the number of police officers working for IMPD.
UPDATE: The IMPD officers have been identified as Sgt. Ryan Anders and Officer Kim Carmack. The couple were divorced last year. Karmack reportedly had a protective order against Anders, who allegedly forced his way into his ex-wife's home and shot and killed her before killing himself. Sgt. Anders had been recently placed on administrative leave. Neighbors tell reporters that there had been a number of domestic disturbances involving Anders and Carmack. IMPD Chief Rick Hite said that the department was aware of the situation and had made efforts to keep Carmack and Anders safe. "Forced entry was made," Hite said. "That speaks volumes." In response to a reporter's question, Hite asserted that Sgt. Anders' department-issued equipment, including weapons, had been taken from him following the issuance of the order of protection against him. Hite repeatedly told reporters, "We will not lie to you." WRTV's Rafael Sanchez stated during his questioning of Chief Hite that he had heard from police officers who complained that Hite and the Department had done too little to protect Carmack in light of the threat Anders posed towards her. Hite reiterated that it was still an ongoing investigation without directly addressing Sanchez' question. Hite told reporters that Anders cut the wires to a surveillance camera system outside the home before forcefully entering it. Officer Dustin Carmack is Carmack's son. He was shot in 2011 in the line of duty by a 19-year old gang member.
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In an odd twist, a woman on the city's southside shot her husband before turning the gun on her self a short time after the earlier murder-suicide. The couple involved in that attempted murder-suicide in the 7300 block of Jackie Court have not been identified. Anyone else notice that IMPD stopped providing live 911 call data to the Indianapolis Star's website? I'm curious as to what motivated that decision.