Noblesville police officer shoots man while responding to call

Indianapolis Area Crime

UPDATE:

On Monday, the Noblesville Police Department identified the officer involved as Sergeant Jordan Granger. He is a 10-year veteran of NPD.

The police department added that there is body camera footage of the incident, and it has been provided to the Carmel Police Department as part of the investigative process.

ORIGINAL STORY:

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — A Noblesville police officer was involved in a shooting that injured one man Wednesday morning.

Noblesville police say officers responded to the 600 block of S. 5th Street on what was described as an “unknown call for police.”

When officers arrived, there was no response from the home. Police say officers then heard yelling coming from the west and encountered a 41-year-old man and his girlfriend walking back towards the residence.

That man was then shot by a Noblesville police officer. Police have not released any details about what exactly led up to the shooting.

The man was taken to the hospital, and police describe his condition is “stable.” No officers were hurt.

A resident that lives nearby told FOX59, “I was outside drinking my morning coffee on the back deck and at first I heard — it was just a bunch of dogs barking, and then I heard what sounded like a gunshot.”

She said she didn’t hear any additional sounds she believed to be a gunshot after that one.

“There was already cops everywhere and the roads were all blocked off with yellow tape,” said the woman, who didn’t wish to be identified. “Just a block away, it’s kind of frightening, it’s usually pretty quiet out here.”

Other neighbors learned of what happened after or as they arrived to the neighborhood several hours later. They told FOX59 they were shocked to learn that a shooting happened so close to home.

“It’s always very quiet other than you know, other than some teenagers working on cars,” said Julia Williams, who lives in the neighborhood.

“I’ve never heard of a gunshot in this area before, never a gunshot, not as long as I’ve been down here,” said Wilma Stiffey, who lives in the neighborhood and also has family several houses down.

Stiffey said, “My son and daughter in law came out and I’m on the porch going, ‘What’s going on?’”

“I walked across and my son said, ‘Someone got shot by a cop,'” she continued.

Stiffey said as someone who lives alone, not knowing what happened or whether there was any concern for safety for several hours left her feeling uneasy.

“I’d like to know more details about the shooting so I can understand it,” Williams also shared.

Wednesday afternoon, Noblesville police said that the Carmel Police Department would be leading the investigation.

Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen issued this statement:

“This morning our officers responded to disturbance calls multiple times at the same residence involving an individual with an active warrant. The final interaction ended in an officer-involved shooting, which is an unfortunate ending to any public safety call for assistance.

I have been briefed on the status of the matter and continue to receive updates on a regular basis.

I am grateful for the continued commitment from the Noblesville Police Department to keep our community safe. Our officers train tirelessly for instances they hope to never face, but are prepared for when they do. I am thankful for our partners at the Carmel Police Department who, per protocol, will step in to lead the investigation into this shooting. Our community’s safety is my No. 1 priority.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call CPD’s non-emergency dispatch telephone number at 317-571-2580 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 (TIPS).

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