Investigation underway after police shooting at Indy apartment complex


INDIANAPOLIS — An investigation is underway after an officer-involved shooting at an apartment complex on Indy’s northeast side.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirms that officers were involved in a shooting in the 3800 block of Red Mill Place around 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The IMPD says officers responded to the apartment complex and found a 48-year-old man, later identified as Monolito Ford, in the street with a handgun. The department says the man was suicidal and had fired shots in the residential area.

When they told the man to drop the weapon, police said he instead approached the officers quickly, pointing the gun at them. Three officers shot at Ford and he fell to the ground.

Officers rendered first aid unitl medics could arrive. He was transported to an Indianapolis hospital where he died.

None of the officers were injured, and at least three offices were equipped with body-worn cameras which were activated at the time of the shooting.

The officers who fired their guns were placed on administrative leave pending an administrative investigation.

The Use of Force REview Board will conduct a hearing related to the shooting and make an advisory finding to determine if the officers’ actions were within departmental policy.

Anyone who was in the area and has information or footage from before, during or after the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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