SWAT called to west side; man barricaded in home taken into custody

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 9, 2014) — Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) SWAT officers were called to the scene of a dangerous situation on the city’s near west side Wednesday.

SWAT arrived at approximately 7:30 p.m. at a home in the 900 block of North Belmont Avenue in reference of a disturbance involving “shots fired.”

Callers told 911 dispatchers that they heard a gunshot go off and then saw a man pulling a woman into a residence.

Officers attempted to make contact with the occupants of the residence but received no response from those inside. Officers feared the suspect was armed with a gun and the female victim was shot and needed immediate medical attention.

That is when SWAT was requested to help with the incident. SWAT forced entry into the residence and secured the female victim, who suffered no injuries.

The man, also not injured, was found hiding inside the residence. He was immediately taken into custody. The man and woman are married and live at the residence together. Police identified the man as 38-year-old Shelley Johnson of Indianapolis.

He will face a preliminary charge of criminal confinement (class D felony).

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