3 dead, IMPD officer shot on Indy's northeast side
Metro Police say the officer shot during an incident on the northeast side of Indianapolis Friday morning has been released from the hospital.
Police were called around 7:15 a.m. to the 2600 block of North Dearborn Street, between Keystone Avenue and Sherman Drive. Bailey said Ofc. Greg Milburn, a 12-year IMPD veteran, was by himself when he heard a woman screaming from inside the home. As officer approached the house, a man came from in between two houses and began firing at him.
Police say Milburn returned fire, fatally wounding the suspect, later identified as 36-year-old Quintico Goolsby of Indianapolis.
Milburn was struck once near the abdomen in his bulletproof vest, but was listed in good condition after he was checked out at Eskenazi Hospital. The officer's wife and young child were with him at the hospital. Fellow officers also visited Milburn at the hospital, both as friendly visitors and to gather information about what he saw at the shooting scene.
He was released from the hospital shortly before 11 a.m.
IMPD Lt. Chris Bailey said officers found two women dead inside the home along North Dearborn, but are not saying whether they were shot or any other circumstances that led up to the killings. The women have been identified as 84-year-old Julia Morrow and 30-year-old Inity Morrow.
Investigators do not know the relationship, if any, between the suspect and the female victims.
The victims' family, friends and neighbors drew strength from a community prayer, with IMPD Chief Rick Hite among them. Hite promised his officers will not allow crime to overtake their streets.
"Blessed are the peacemakers and all of you are willing to step up and be bold before God and help us take back our community," Hite said.
Neighbor Murelean Butts said she wasn't only praying for Officer Milburn, but also for the residents.
"Praying for the peoples in that house, too. That was a good old lady," she said.
Milburn has served IMPD's East District since he joined the department in 2002.
"He has been described by his supervisors and residents on the East District as the 'best of the best'," Bailey wrote in a release.
"He's in these alleys, you can see him early in the morning and he is going to stop you," said Butts.
Butts says she wasn't surprised it was Milburn responding to the call for help Friday morning.
"He is on top of what goes on in this neighborhood, so he does his job, you understand," she said.
Milburn will be given time off to receive proper care and relax with his family, Bailey said.
"Despite his willingness to return to work tomorrow, he will be placed on administrative leave," Bailey added, citing standard IMPD procedure.