Man convicted of attempted murder for shooting at IMPD district headquarters

Damoine Wilcoxson, 21
Wilcoxson convicted of attempted murder
Wilcoxson facing decades behind bars for attempted murder
Wilcoxson guilty of shooting up police headquarters

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - An Indianapolis man was convicted late Wednesday of firing gunshots into two IMPD police stations in 2016.

A Marion County jury found Damoine Wilcoxson guilty of two counts of attempted murder and one of criminal recklessness after he shot up IMPD North District roll call and then Northwest District headquarters a year ago last October.

The jury came back after a three day trial and five hours of deliberation.

Deputy prosecutor Jayson McGrath said the verdict “does show that we take these offenses very seriously and that we’re willing to go to the lengths that we have to work hard and prosecute the case.”

The weapons used caused significant damage to the two police buildings but no one was hurt.

"Considering the weapon used, it could have been very serious for the officers involved, particularly at the North District where they were subject to the gunfire. Officers actually were subject to it so that could have been a very serious situation that nobody was hurt," McGrath told Eyewitness News.

The convictions on two level one felonies and one level five could mean a significant sentence.

"The level ones carry 20 to 40 years in the Department of Correction. The level five carries a maximum six years and minimum of one, so theoretically he could face 86 years, the minimum would be 20," said McGrath.

IMPD Chief Bryan Roach’s statement on the conviction of Damoine Wilcoxson:

"I want to thank Prosecutor Curry and his team. This verdict is a culmination of hard work by our investigators, crime lab, deputy prosecutors, and jurors. The resolve of our men and women to protect our community remains true and unwavering. Those who threaten others with harm, including the men and women of law enforcement, who selflessly protect our community will never be tolerated. Our commitment to ensuring our city’s safety is and always will be paramount."

Sentencing is set for Dec. 22 but that’s just the beginning of Wilcoxson’s problems. He faces more criminal charges.

Wilcoxson is charged in connection with an incident last year when police tried to serve a search warrant at his Shadeland Avenue apartment. A standoff ensued and Wilcoxson is alleged to have held a weapon on his girlfriend.

Wilcoxson is also a suspect in the 2016 murder of a man standing in a Zionsville driveway.

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