Here are some of Tuesday’s top stories…
Indianapolis police report a shooting involving SWAT on the city’s northwest side. They say the officer shot a suspect at around 1:30 this morning near Harding and Pruitt streets. Theindychannel.com reports SWAT had been surveilling the area because of shooting incidents over the last couple days and they saw this suspect shooting at cars, ordered him to put his gun down and when he didn’t, they shot him. The suspect who is described as in his late teens to early 20’s was taken to Eskenazi Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
Mayor Greg Ballard says more police isn’t the only way to solve the city’s violent crime issue. He acknowledges more resources are part of the solution, but something needs to be done about the teens dropping out of the system and then manifesting themselves in a life of crime. He says violent criminals also need to be put away for longer sentences.
The man accused of murdering IMPD Officer Perry Renn is due in court Tuesday. Police say Major Davis, Junior was released from the hospital Friday, which was the same day of Renn’s funeral. Davis was being treated for gunshot wounds from the shootout with Renn and another officer. Investigators say he used a high-powered rifle—an AK-47—that penetrated Renn’s protective vest. Prosecutors are considering seeking the death penalty.
The boyfriend of the woman found dead in an apartment complex on Lynfield Road is now accused of killing her. The victim, only identified as in her 20’s was discovered Sunday night in an apartment near 46th Street and High School Road. Police say Chad Gilman, 38, killed her with a hammer.
Indianapolis Public Schools is making it easier for parents to enroll their kids in the upcoming school year. Through July 25th, district officials will be at the John Morton-Finney Center for Educational Services downtown to register students from pre-K to high school. Here’s what parents need to bring with to enroll students:
- Bring their ID
- Their student’s birth certificate
- Complete immunization records
- Proof of residence
A political shift in Indy is potentially underfoot. U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett is stepping down at the end of the month. Monday’s announcement fuels speculation about his possible run for Indianapolis mayor in 2015, despite the fact he said back in March, he wasn’t going to enter the race. Hogsett has been the U.S. Attorney for the southern district of Indiana since October 2010.
Two Florida police officers are out of a job due to their alleged ties with the KKK. Deputy Chief David Borst resigned and officer George Hunnewell was fired after the two were connected to what the chief would only say is a “subversive organization.” The FBI gathered the information about the officers’ suspected links to the KKK and referred it to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
A pair of lawmakers from Texas, are offering a bipartisan bill to stem the crisis of unaccompanied children at the border. Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar and Republican Senator John Cornyn are sponsoring the measure that would empower the federal government to speed up immigration hearings for children now held in several states.
Volkswagen is investing nearly a billion dollars in a Tennessee facility to build a mid-sized SUV. Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant already employs 2,500 workers, and the German automaker plans to hire 2,000 more. Production of the SUV is expected to start late next year.
The first black woman to win Olympic gold has died. Alice Coachman Davis passed away Monday at age 90. The track star trained barefoot on dirt roads and won her first high-jump championship at age 16. Davis won a gold medal in the high jump at the 1948 Olympics. She also made history as the first black woman to win an endorsement deal.
The Colts are giving you a chance to get rich by guessing the weather. If you can predict the temperatures and roof position correctly for the entire season, you could get 500-thousand-dollars. You must submit your picks for the “Half A Million Dollar Weather Challenge” by 12:01 p.m. on August 7th at colts.com.
Pacers guard Paul George is among 19 players joining USA Basketball’s national team roster. The players will take part in training from Las Vegas later this month and be trimmed to 12 players for the 2014 FIBA World Cup. That takes place starting August 30th in Spain.
The Indiana Fever are in action hosting the Los Angeles Sparks tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Fever is 10-and-11 after a loss to the Dream on Saturday. The Sparks come in at 9-and-11 on the season. Tip is scheduled at 8:00 p.m.
The American League hosts the 85th Major League Baseball All-Star Game tonight at Minnesota’s Target Field. New York Yankees’ shortstop Derek Jeter will make his 14th and final All-Star appearance tonight. Jeter is retiring at the end of the season. Tonight’s game will be broadcast on Fox beginning at 7:30 Eastern time.
Sunshine & cooler. High around 70 degrees.
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