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CALL 6: Man accused of shooting Boone Co. deputy has criminal record but no violent charges

Accused deputy shooter has criminal record
Posted at 6:52 PM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-03 18:45:39-05

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:

  • Murder
  • Resisting Law Enforcement
  • Carrying a Handgun without a License
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Methamphetamine between 5-10 grams
  • Possession of Methamphetamine below 5 grams

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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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