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Funeral held for IMPD sergeant who died in murder-suicide

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INDIANAPOLIS - Services are being held Thursday for the second of two IMPD officers at the center of a murder-suicide investigation that has rattled the Indianapolis Metro Police Department.

The funeral for Sgt. Ryan Anders is being held today at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel. Investigators say Anders killed his ex-wife, Officer Kim Carmack, last week before turning the gun on himself.

Ofc. Carmack's funeral took place Wednesday.

Eyewitness News reported this week that the Marion County Prosecutor says his office was preparing to file felony stalking charges against Anders.

Prosecutor Terry Curry says there were just a few loose ends and that felony stalking charge would have landed Sgt. Anders behind bars.

Anders broke into Officer Kim Carmack's home last Thursday afternoon and fatally shot her.

Curry says no one knew Kim Carmack had decided to go back home - no one except the ex-husband she  feared.

"We absolutely all wish she had not gone back to her house,"  he said.

Curry said a D felony stalking charge was in the works for IMPD Sgt. Ryan Anders.  

Investigators had already discovered cell phone records and were trying to determine if Anders had been using a "find a phone" app to track his ex-wife's whereabouts.

"Of course making very, very serious allegations against a police officer and more importantly having a case then that we could successfully prosecute," he said, explaining why it was important to build a solid case.

Court records show Officer Carmack feared for her life since September of last year.

Those complaints were made public as she sought a restraining order against him, saying: "Ryan has been emotionally, physically and sexually abusive throughout our six-year relationship."

"I have reported this to my commander even though I was afraid Ryan would retaliate against me.  He has showed up unexpectedly in several situations.  He accuses me of having affairs with other officers.  His aggression is escalating and I am extremely afraid for my life."
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