INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police have identified the alleged gunman in the shooting death of a police officer who forced his way into an apartment where a woman was screaming for help.
Police say the Marion County coroner's office identified the suspect in Officer Rod Bradway's fatal shooting early Friday as 24-year-old Steven Byrdo.
The 41-year-old officer was pronounced dead at an Indianapolis hospital, and Byrdo also died after exchanging gunfire with police.
Police Lt. Christopher Bailey says the woman who screamed for help and a small child who was also inside the apartment were unharmed in the shootings.
Indiana Department of Correction records show Byrdo had felony drug convictions in 2011 and 2013 and was released from prison in June after serving a sentence on a cocaine-dealing conviction.
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