The Indianapolis Police Department has lost one of their own after an officer was struck by gunfire while trying to deescalate a domestic dispute Thursday afternoon.
According to Fox 59, officer Breann Leath was one of a group of officers who entered the home. As they entered, someone began shooting at them. Both Leath and another woman inside the home were shot. Leath died on her way to the hospital, the other woman suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The remaining officers immediately took the shooter into custody, though the person’s identity has not been released by IMPD yet.
Leath was an Indianapolis native and came from a law enforcement family. Both her mother and father work for two local sheriff’s offices. Leath also served in the National Guard.
“She heard the call and went toward that which could do her harm because she knew if she didn’t, harm may come to others,” Mayor Hogsett said.
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