Police: Homeowner shoots robbery suspect during attack on Indy’s far east side

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police say a homeowner on the far east side of Indianapolis shot an attempted robbery suspect late Thursday night.

The shooting occurred in the 3200 block of Milford Road just before 11 p.m. IMPD officers tell us a man was returning home when another man attacked him.

The two men got into a fight, and during the altercation the suspect was shot in the back. Police aren’t sure at this time whether the gun belongs to the homeowner or the suspect. Police say it’s possible the homeowner disarmed the suspect.

A woman and two children were inside the home at the time of the shooting. They were not hurt.

Police are calling the shooting an “isolated incident,” and they do not believe it was a random attack.