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Man wearing Black Lives Matter shirt fires 17 shots at officer’s home and marked patrol car

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A man wearing a shirt that said “F&ck Tha Police” on the front and “Black Lives Matter” on the back fired 17 shots into an IMPD patrol car and a police officer’s home, all while screaming profanities at police.

27-year-old parolee March Eugene Ratney.
27-year-old parolee March Eugene Ratney.

27-year-old parolee March Eugene Ratney -who was released from prison on June 6th after serving only half of his sentence for a felonious crime involving a weapon- lasted no more than ten days on the outside before the shooting, according to Fox 59.

“Think about this, this is your home,” said IMPD Chief Troy Riggs. “If there is one place in this world where you should always feel safe and your family should feel safe, it is in your home.”

The officer had just returned from work when 17 shots from a 9mm pistol were spewed towards his house, fence and patrol car. A nearby surveillance camera captured images of a fleeing vehicle following the 2AM shooting, which was similar to the car Ratney was stopped in less than a few blocks away.

Ratney denied the shooting, though he cursed at officers and urinated in the interview room, which concluded the interview.

“If we’re going to overcome issues in our community, whether perceived or actual, we’ve got to work together and we can’t tolerate this,” said Riggs. “This officer represents this city and our city was attacked and his family was attacked as a result.”

 

Two firearms and several casings were found at the shooting scene and in Ratney’s home. The officer who was targeted said he had arrested Ratney on a weapons charge years ago.

IMPD has reported that it recommended the parole be suspended after the June 16th incident.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Just wondering why race wasn’t mentioned in THIS article? If it was a white cop that shot him, you know damn well, it would specify the race…….Let’s be fair and mention it in every case, or NO case.

  2. He is a felon prematurily released…think twice next time parole board. He is full of hatred and was allowed to attack an officer doing his job…shoot him 17 times for the danger he imposed on innocent people

  3. They need to toss this ghetto primate in jail for a longass time. This crap is getting old real quick.

  4. If the Chief of Police can’t figure out a motive for this crime, Well maybe he shuld consider another line of work!

  5. How long will it be before someone tries to blame this on the NRA and our lax gun laws? Despite the fact that the skel got his gun on the black market. Never let the facts get in the way of a liberal narrative, right?

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