Criminal charges were possible before IMPD officer’s deadly decision

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office was gathering information to file possible charges against the Indianapolis Metropolitan police sergeant involved in a murder-suicide. Police say Sgt. Ryan Anders shot his ex-wife wife Kim Carmack several times before turning the gun on himself. The incident happened last Thursday but the prosecutor’s office has been involved since the end of March.

Prosecutor Terry Curry said he was building a case to file possible criminal charges, including stalking. The prosecutor had assigned staff members that specialize in cases involving police officers and domestic violence.

“So from our standpoint we were doing just what we do in any case which was making sure we had sufficient information to build a case,” said Curry.

Curry said his office was working to get more information like witness statements and phone records. Curry could not speculate about how close he may have been to filing charges.

FOX59 obtained a police memo stating internal police investigators believed there was enough information to file criminal charges. According to the memo, internal investigators believed stalking, criminal confinement and possible sexual assault were potential charges.

Carmack filed a protective order that was approved on March 31. The order showed Carmack was afraid for her life. She stated her ex-husband would show up unannounced and tailgated her while she was driving on I-70.

The memo also showed internal investigators believed Carmack was “at grave risk of harm.”