Woman faces criminal recklessness charge after SWAT situation ends peacefully on Indy’s near east side

Kelly Lynn Elizabeth Bryan

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A SWAT situation ended peacefully on the near east side of Indianapolis.

Johnson County detectives were called to a home in the 1200 block of Peterman Drive in Greenwood around 11:05 p.m. Monday after a man said his wife shot at him.

They arrived at the home to find the man, who told them his wife, Kelly Lynn Elizabeth Bryan, fired shots inside the house twice, including one at him.

Johnson County deputies found bullet holes inside the residence. The man told them he was lying in bed upstairs and that they’d argued “all day.” He was attempting to take a nap before work when his wife “was throwing and breaking stuff all over the master bedroom,” he told police.

She reached under some blankets and pulled out a gun, ordering him to “leave the house right now.” He told her to put the gun down and said that’s when she fired the shot that missed him.

Bryan went downstairs and the man called 911; he said he heard another gunshot. Bryan came back upstairs and told him she was “going to kill herself” and then stormed out of the house, police said.

As detectives gathered more information, they discovered Bryan left in a white vehicle and went to a home in the area of Michigan Street and Tacoma Avenue, near Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School.

She barricaded herself inside the house, police said. Johnson County sheriff’s detectives and Indianapolis Metropolitan police responded to the home, and IMPD SWAT was called to the location.

Officers spent hours urging Bryan to leave the home; police eventually found her hiding in the attic and said the situation was resolved peacefully around 5 a.m.

Bryan was arrested on a count of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

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