IMPD: 'Elderly' woman shot on city's north side

3rd person still sought

INDIANAPOLIS - A shooter opened fire on a metro police officer and a woman was shot in the arm in a north-side incident Thursday afternoon.

Indianapolis police (IMPD) said the shooting happened in the 3300 block of North Guilford Avenue just before 4:30 p.m.

When officers responded to reports of shots fired, a man pointed a gun and shot at an officer. IMPD said the officer did not return fire and was not injured. The man ran away and as police were searching for him, they received word a woman had been shot.

Police said Sally Lisenby, 87, was shot in the arm while she was sitting on her porch. She was taken to Eskenazi Health and was said to be in good condition.

Officers said they received tips and information from neighbors in the area and were able to narrow their search down to two people of interest. 

Police said an unnamed 17-year-old juvenile was arrested. 

Friday afternoon, police arrested a second suspect -- the juvenile's brother -- named Shaun White, 19. The two were being held on attempted murder charges.

Officials said neighbors told them there had been an ongoing dispute between juveniles in the area.

"My sister and I were both taking our afternoon naps, we're getting to be old girls, and we both just wake up and count gunshots whenever gunshots happen and it wasn't fireworks, it wasn't automatic gunfire, but it was more than a dozen shots and it's a dozen too many for my neighborhood at four o'clock in the afternoon, it's real disturbing," neighbor Laurie Proffitt said.

Police are looking for a third person who might have been involved and who might possibly be injured.

Investigators said the third person might have been arguing with the brothers, prompting the shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at or by texting "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627.

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