Carmel police shoot suspect following domestic situation

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CARMEL, IND. — Officers with the Carmel Police Department shot a man early Monday morning following a domestic situation.

Police were dispatched to a neighborhood near 96th Street and Ditch Road around 3:15 a.m. to investigate a threat to life call.

According to Lt. Jeff Horner with the Carmel Police Department, the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Aaron David, was making threats to his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend.

When police arrived in the area, they matched a vehicle description with one seen in the neighborhood. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to stop.

Once the vehicle stopped, near the 10000 block of  Cedar Ridge Place, the suspect reportedly exited the vehicle and began to walk down the road, ignoring officers’ commands to stop.

The suspect did finally stop, turned toward officers and displayed a handgun. That is when police said officers shot the suspect.

Medics transported David to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, where he will undergo surgery.


  • ClanSmokeJaguar

    Carmel po-po are soft and jumpy. A seasoned IMPD trooper wouldn't have squeezed off a round just because a perp had a gatt in their hands.


  • Kelli brown

    OMG…a shooting in Carmel!!!! How many times does Vanessa McClure have to mention that neighbors are glad this was a random act and these kinds of things never happen in Carmel??? Was that really necessary to make that comment? Of course the neighbors are going to say that, they wouldn’t want to ruin the outside communities perception of their perfect world!!! Silly reporter, dumb comment. Stick to facts!! Oh and by the way I live in Hancock county with a low crime rate BUT I’m smart enough to know that crime is everywhere :))

    • anon

      Not only do people in Carmel not want to admit they may have a crime problem, they also don't want to admit there are people living there who are at or below poverty level! Oops, there goes the neighborhood! Now it's just a 'hood! lol

    • Marine57

      I trust ANY police far more that I trust ANY civilian. Period.
      Just as we get a physical exam yearly, we should get a mental exam yearly.

  • ClanSmokeJaguar

    Oh yah…cue the family members and friends to come on this thread to tell us it's all just a misunderstanding, and the perp is really a good guy, and they don't know why he did such a thing in 3….2….1…RATIONALIZE!


  • deejay76

    When the cop says "Stop", it's a good idea to stop. And don't be surprised at what happens when you display a gun at a cop who has told you to stop.

    • anon

      Anybody stupid enough to run from cops & then pull a gun on them deserves to be shot! If the cops had better aim, this fool would be in the morgue instead of surgery! I guess cops who rarely need to use their guns are lousy shots.

  • guest

    Sorry it was obviously the guys fault for not stopping and putting his hands up, but I will say I strongly agree with @aint sayin about the hamilton county police and i live in the heart of carmel.

  • tom oliver

    if the guy had a gun he was going to do something.i think the police do a good job in hamilton county.

  • John Browning

    Hamilton Co. does not have a police department. They have a Sheriff (and his deputies). This was Carmel police.

  • Marisa

    Why does everyone think people from carmel think nothing happens here? We know shit goes on all the time. Carmel or hamilton county is safer than say.. Indianapolis ..but we are smaller, have more cop to population ratio then indy. So yeah you dont hear about as much stuff. The people that comment and freak out are the ones making this a big deal. People need to take a step back and look at themselves before they judge anyone else ..esp for where they live.

    • Collens

      The only reason (some) people think Carmel residents are unaware of the crime in the city is because the reporter only seems to be interviewing close minded individuals to make such comments. Crime is everywhere-And until people start realizing that, there will be such moronic persons you're speaking about LoL

  • ron

    The guy is still alive? Sounds like the officers need to brush up on their firearm training. Sure would save taxpayers a lot of money if he was DOA. Some of you may think that harsh, but when somebody pulls a gun, that is all the trial that is needed. I personally would not let anybody who pulled a gun on me live very long, something about self preservation.

    • anon

      That's right, you gotta kill or be killed. It's good that he didn't get away, but I agree, they need more firearms training. When a criminal suspect pulls & points a gun, he's showing what his intentions are. In that case, lethal force is not unjustified.

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