INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer died early Friday morning after a shooting on the northwest side, police officials said.
The IMPD officer, identified as Officer Rod Bradway, was responding to a domestic disturbance when gunfire was exchanged. IMPD officials said the suspect died at the scene. Bradway leaves behind a wife and two children.
Officer Bradway was initially taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital, where squad cars filled nearby streets. Police officials said his family gathered at the hospital along with the officers.
On Twitter, the police department asked for prayers
Please pray for our officer, the family and our police department!— IMPD (@IMPD_News) September 20, 2013
The district commander for the area Bradway patrolled said Bradway was recently named Officer of the Month.
"He loved to come to work to do his job," IMPD Chief Rick Hite said.
The local Fraternal Order of Police president, Bill Owensby, characterized Bradway as a "true hero."
As of 4:30 a.m., officers were still investigating at Eagle Pointe apartment complex, near 46th Street and Eagle Creek Parkway. IMPD officials said they were not seeking any additional suspects.
Police officials warned that 911 calls on the northwest side could take extra time to respond to while officers investigate the shooting.
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