21-year-old Anthony Baumgardt could be formally charged with murder as early as Monday. ISP believe Baumgardt shot and fatally wounded Dep. Jacob Pickett as he was rounding a corner during a foot pursuit Friday morning.
Dep. Jacob Pickett is on life support at an Indianapolis hospital so his organs can be donated. He had been with the Boone County Sheriff's office for about three years and was a canine officer
BOONE COUNTY, Ind. -- The man accused of fatally shooting a Boone County deputy Friday afternoon is no stranger to the law but does not appear to have any violent charges on his record.
Indiana State Police believe Anthony Baumgardt, 21, shot and fatally wounded Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett as he was rounding a corner during a foot pursuit Friday morning.
ISP Superintendent Doug Carter says he's at a loss as to why anyone would shoot a law enforcement officer:
Baumgardt was shot by another officer during the exchange and was treated at Methodist Hospital before being released into police custody Saturday afternoon.
Baumgardt is preliminarily facing the following six charges:
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Call 6 Investigates pulled Baumgardt's criminal records in Marion County and found that he has an active warrant out for failure to appear in court for a February 22 court date in Indianapolis.
Baumgardt also has a number of previous theft and drug charges, including one charge for felony theft.
His last conviction was in 2016 for misdemeanor theft.
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