Julian Center responds to domestic violence incidents
Three people have died in the past 24 hours in Indianapolis in domestic violence incidents, and advocates are speaking out.
Last night, Indianapolis Metro Police say Sgt. Ryan Anders, a narcotics officer who had been with IMPD for nine years, broke into the home of his ex-wife, Ofc. Kimberlee Carmack, and fatally shot her. He then turned the gun on himself.
In a separate incident, a woman on the Indianapolis south side shot her husband and then fatally shot herself. The man survived and is being treated at a local hospital. The couple has not been identified.
Catherine O'Connor of the Julian Center joined Eyewitness News at Noon to talk about the resources available to people who need help.
In a statement released to the media, she said:
"The thoughts and prayers of the Julian Center Board of Directors and Staff go out to the families, friends, and colleagues who will ask challenging questions and search for difficult answers.
We offer our support to IMPD, knowing the important role they play in our community and recognizing that they too are hurting at this time. We also acknowledge all the domestic violence service providers who serve and advocate for victims each day and, like The Julian Center, feel immense loss.
The Julian Center's mission is Saving Lives! Changing Lives!, let that be our community's response to these senseless losses. Commit with us to support victims, connect those in danger with critical resources, and gain a better awareness of the significant impact domestic violence has in our homes, families, and community.
The Julian Center remains committed to serving until we, as a community, break the cycle of domestic violence."
Julian Center - Call (317) 920-9320 if you need assistance. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Julian Center can help with crisis intervention; bring you and your family to a safe place; provide emergency shelter or connect you with onsite outreach services; make referrals to other local service providers.
Shattering the Silence - WTHR has led a campaign to shatter the silence on domestic violence for the past 12 years. Click the link to see resources and get help.