INDIANAPOLIS - Two Indianapolis police officers were found dead Thursday evening in an apparent murder-suicide on the city's far-west side.
Chief Rick Hite said Sgt. Ryan Anders and Officer Kim Carmack were found dead in a home in the 2400 block of Inishmore Court, near 21st Street and Country Club Road.
Sources told RTV6 that neighbors had reported hearing gunfire about 5:40 p.m. and called police.
Hite said Carmack had filed for a protective order against her ex-husband and detectives had been working to make sure both officers were safe.
"Based on a restraining order, we placed him on administrative leave," Hite said. "The departmental property is turned in when he's placed on administrative leave. We had concerns about both of them. They were counseled and given directions. We were made aware of his whereabouts."
Hite said it appeared that Anders had forced his way into Carmack's home. RTV6's Jack Rinehart reported that sources told him Anders cut the lines to the security system at Carmack's home before the incident.
Carmack had been with IMPD for 20 years and Anders had been with IMPD for nine years.
"We have lost two of our own," Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said at a raw, emotion-filled news conference. "This one hurts deeply, very, very deeply."
Hite said the officers' families and IMPD family is hurting.
"Everything we know to do is being done now for the family," Hite said.
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