IMPD: man who exchanged pictures with police shot useless 2 individuals, hit girl with a automotive earlier than the chase – WISH-TV | Indianapolis Information | Indiana climate
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Police on Sunday identified a 21-year-old man accused of shooting a man and a woman before leading police in a car chase, beating a woman with his SUV, and shooting and injuring a police officer .
Keith Allender faces preliminary charges of attempted murder (3 counts), heavy battery, criminal ruthlessness and opposition to law enforcement.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detectives believe Allender shot dead two of his neighbors in an unprovoked attack on Kentstone Drive Saturday afternoon. A 61-year-old woman was in a car with a toddler when Allender shot her and a 38-year-old man was standing in front of the car. The child was unharmed, according to police, and the woman was able to drive a short distance from the scene.
Then, say police, when a 55-year-old woman tried to help the woman who was shot, Allender deliberately hit the woman who was helping with his sport utility vehicle.
Both shooting victims were taken to Ascension St. Vincent Hospital, where the woman was seriously injured and the man was stable. The woman who was hit by the SUV was also taken to St. Vincent and was stable, police said.
Police said Allender drove off Kentstone Drive and shot three vehicles about a block away near the intersection of Rodebaugh Road and West 62nd Street. No one was injured there, the police said.
Officers found Allender when he reached 62nd and Michigan Roads and tried to arrest him. At that point, he got out of the SUV, shot two officers, hit a police car and drove south on Michigan Road to start the chase, police said.
When the chase reached the West 30th Street and Riverside Drive area, Allender stopped. Then he and five officers exchanged shots, police said.
An officer who is a two year veteran with IMPD has been shot multiple times and taken to the IU Health Methodist Hospital by another officer. She was in good condition and was released from the hospital on Saturday night, police said.
Allender was shot dead and officers assisted until rescue workers arrived at the scene. He was taken to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition, police said.
Police said they recovered an Allender pistol on site and that he had a valid pistol permit.
During the incident, several officers’ body-worn cameras and at least one vehicle dash camera were activated, IMPD said.
The five officers who fired their weapons are on administrative leave, which is standard in police shootouts. The IMPD did not name the officials involved on Sunday.
At around 3:50 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2021, an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officer was shot dead in an incident in which an officer was shot dead on the 1600 block on W. 30th Street. The information provided is preliminary and is subject to change. (Content was collected from the CAD of the police and the preliminary investigation)
- At around 3:40 p.m. IMPD Northwest District officials responded to the 6400 block of Kentstone Drive with a report of two people shot dead. Upon arrival, officers located two victims with gunshot-related injuries. The officers provided medical care to the victims on the spot. Both victims were taken to St. Vincent Hospital. One of the victims, a 61-year-old woman, was in critical condition and the other, a 38-year-old man, was in stable condition.
- Based on the evidence currently available, detectives believe the alleged suspect, 21-year-old Keith Allender, is the victims’ neighbor. At the time, detectives believe Allender shot the female victim who was in a vehicle. At the time of the incident, there was also a toddler in the vehicle, but it was unharmed. Allender also shot the male victim who was outside the vehicle. The shooting was apparently not provoked and the shooting was not preceded by any disturbance. The female shooting victim was able to travel a short distance.
- Detectives learned that a 55-year-old woman tried to provide assistance to the victim of the shooting and was allegedly deliberately hit by Allender, who was driving the SUV. She was later taken to St. Vincent Hospital and was in stable condition.
- Allender then left the scene in an SUV.
- Detectives believe Allender shot and hit three civilian vehicles in the 3500 W. 62nd Street area while driving. Nobody was injured at this point.
- The officers located Allender around 3:44 p.m. and drove the SUV near W. 62nd Street and North Michigan Road and attempted to arrest him. Allender allegedly got out of his vehicle, shot two officers, hit an officer’s vehicle, and then headed south on Michigan Road. Allender fled officers in the vehicle and officers involved in a vehicle chase.
- Allender was traveling south on Michigan Road (then Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard), west on W. 30th Street, and stopped at about 3:50 p.m. on the 1600 block on W. 30th Street.
- It is believed that five officers and the suspected suspect exchanged shots as a result. (Photo 1)
- One officer, a two-year veteran, was shot multiple times and taken to the Methodist Hospital in good condition by another officer. She has since been released from the hospital.
- Allender was also shot. Officials provided Allender with medical care until IEMS arrived and took him to Eskenazi Hospital. He is listed in critical condition. A pistol was recovered from the Allender crime scene. (Photo 2)
- Allender has a valid pistol permit.
- Allender was arrested on preliminary charges of attempted murder (3 counts), heavy battery, criminal ruthlessness, and opposition to law enforcement. Allender is considered innocent unless and until he is found guilty in a court of law. The Marion County Attorney’s Office will make the final decision on the charges.
- Several officers had body-worn cameras that were activated at the time of the incident. There was also at least one vehicle dash camera that was activated during the incident.
- The victim support unit of the IMPD and the pastoral office responded to the scene to provide resources for the victims and their families.
- The IMPD Critical Incident Response Team responded to the scene to conduct the criminal investigation. The Indianapolis-Marion County’s Forensic Services Agency is supporting this investigation.
- The Marion County Attorney’s Office responded to the scene and will be consulted throughout the investigation.
- The Police Officer Support Team (POST) responded to provide peer assistance to officers.
A separate administrative investigation will be carried out by IMPD Internal Affairs. The officers who fired their weapons have been put on administrative leave, as is the custom with an officer conducting gun investigations.