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3 found dead in far west Indianapolis home after hours-long standoff

The incident began around 2:20 p.m. when IMPD officers were called to a disturbance on Countryside Drive near West Morris Street and South Raceway Road.

INDIANAPOLIS — A nearly 5-hour standoff with a man who barricaded himself in a far west side Indianapolis home on Sunday ended with police and members of the SWAT team entering the home and finding two men and a woman dead. 

IMPD officers were called to a disturbance around 2:20 p.m. in the 1700 block of Countryside Drive, near the intersection of West Morris Street and South Raceway Road.

When they arrived, officers spoke with a man who was armed with a gun outside the home. Police said the man retreated back into the home and officers heard gunshots. IMPD told 13News that detectives believe the man was shooting at officers from inside the home.

The officers took cover and called in the SWAT team and negotiators. After hours of attempting to contact the man inside the home, members of the SWAT team entered the home around 7 p.m.

Inside the home, they found the suspect, another man and a woman who had all been shot. Medics pronounced the three dead at the scene. Investigators believe their deaths were from a double homicide and a suicide.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the victims as 74-year-old Mark McIntire and a 70-year-old woman, and ruled both of their deaths as homicides. The suspect was said to be a 73-year-old man, and his death was ruled a suicide.
 

Detectives from the Critical Incident Response Team are conducting an investigation. IMPD said no police were injured during this incident. 

Anyone with informaiton about this incident is being asked to contact Det. Leslie VanBuskirk at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or email her at Leslie.Vanbuskirk@indy.gov. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

    

 

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