INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) - An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer died early Friday morning after a shooting on the northwest side, our sister-station WISH-TV reports.
The IMPD officer, identified as Officer Rod Bradway, was responding to a domestic disturbance when gunfire was exchanged. IMPD officials said the suspect died at the scene. Bradway leaves behind a wife and two children.
Officer Bradway was initially taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital, where squad cars filled nearby streets. Police officials said his family gathered at the hospital along with the officers.
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The district commander for the area Bradway patrolled said Bradway was recently named Officer of the Month.
"He loved to come to work to do his job," IMPD Chief Rick Hite said.
The local Fraternal Order of Police president, Bill Owensby, characterized Bradway as a "true hero."
The shooting happened at the Eagle Pointe apartment complex, near 46th Street and Eagle Creek Parkway.
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