Police release photos of man suspected of shooting Indianapolis firefighter with rifle

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 14, 2016) – Police are searching for Jerry Glover for attempted murder of an IFD firefighter with a rifle.

Police say Glover, 37, is about five feet nine inches tall, weighs 175 pounds, and he was last seen wearing a light gray shirt, gray and white basketball shorts, black socks, and brown slippers. He was armed with a Century Arms .223 rifle.

“Once officers on the scene were able to see the still photos of the suspect they were immediately able to identify him based on previous dealings in the neighborhood,” said IMPD Capt. Richard Riddle. “I can’t go into his specific criminal background but he has felony convictions which he is known to police and obviously could not legally possess the weapon which we are concerned about.”

Glover has a record including arrests for resisting arrest, cocaine possession and firearms violations.

Glover was convicted twice of possessing a machine gun or bomb and was sentenced to at first four and then two years in prison. He is considered armed and dangerous.

According to IFD spokesperson Rita Reith, firefighter Michael “Kevin” Gill, 49, stopped by the 2200 block of East 38th Street around 10 a.m. to pick up some food at an acquaintance’s house. As he was walking back out to his car, police say Glover appeared and started shooting.

Gill was shot in the torso, but he was able to run across the street to the Muhammad Mosque No. 74 for help. People inside of the mosque assisted Gill and called 911.

“I heard a loud noise…boom, boom, boom. I think there were three shots,” says a neighbor.

After the shooting, police say Glover fled the scene in a 1993-1996 Chevy Caprice Classic four-door with approximately 22” aluminum rims and dark tinted windows.


Picture of firefighter Kevin Gill

Gill was transported to Eskenazi Hospital where he remains in good condition. His injuries were non-life threatening. Gill is a 16-year veteran of IFD.

“Many times it is the result of a robbery or carjacking of some sort but I do not have those indications yet,” says IMPD detective Kevin Lauerman.

If you have any information on Glover’s whereabouts, please call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS. Information shared via Crime Stoppers is considered anonymous.