• June 24, 2024

Indiana Man in BLM Shirt Fires 17 Shots at Police

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An unidentified policeman had just gotten home at 2:00 AM, when 17 shots from a 9 mm were fired at him. The shots were fired allegedly by March Eugene Ratney.  Ratney was wearing a Black Lives Matter tee shirt at the time and had yelled out that he hated police.  Neither he nor any member of his family were hurt.

Surveillance video showed the suspect fleeing from the scene and two hours later a car matching the description was pulled over and Ratney was arrested.

From The Blaze:

The suspect reportedly became furious during his interrogation, allegedly urinating in the interrogation room and cursing at officers. However, he denied being involved in the shooting.

Police said they found two guns and shell casings at the home where Ratney was living and planned to search his vehicle as well.

WXIN-TV reportedly talked to the targeted officer, who said he once arrested the suspect on a gun charge several years ago.

Rainey could now face a slew of new charges, including a federal gun charge as a violent felon in possession of a firearm.

IMPD Chief Troy Riggs issued a message to all of his officers reminding them to remain vigilant.

“We should continue to remind each other we need to remain alert and vigilant,” he said. “It is imperative that we and our families have an action plan in case of (a) serious incident such as this.”

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