Suspect dead in officer-involved shooting
A suspect is dead following a police-involved shooting Monday evening on the east side.
At approximately 7:00 p.m., IMPD officers were dispatched to a home in the 3800 block of N. Arlington Ave. on a report of a possible residence burglary. The homeowner told dispatchers that she found an open window.
The homeowner told officers that there were several weapons and ammunition inside the residence.
Investigators say officers began searching the residence and encountered a suspect, 52-year-old Lenon Henry of Indianapolis, in the basement. Officers ordered Henry to show his hands, which were hidden behind a large coat. When he refused repeated orders, officers removed the coat and Henry made a quick motion toward his waistband. Fearing for their safety, one of the officers fired his weapon, striking Henry.
EMS pronounced Henry deceased at the scene. No officers sustained any injuries in the incident.
An IMPD spokesman identified the officers involved as Christopher Wilburn and Erik Keyes, employed by the department since 2006 and 2010 respectively. Both officers will be placed on paid administrative leave.