A Guy Shot and Murdered by Police in Indiana Had a Lengthy Criminal Record Spanning Two Decades

On Friday, the ex-convict with three weapons convictions was identified as the guy who shot and wounded two Indianapolis police officers before being killed in a gunbattle with members of the Indiana Crime Guns Task Force.

According to the Marion County Coroner’s Office, 46-year-old Daniel Yefter Ghebrehiwet was the victim of a shooting on Thursday. Police say he was slain after he “riddled” a police cruiser with rounds with an AR-15-style rifle.

Ghebrehiwet has been convicted of illegally carrying a pistol on three separate occasions (2000, 2006, and 2017) according to the Indiana Department of Correction. In addition, a conviction for obtaining stolen vehicle components was found in the records in the year 2000.

Indiana Man Killed in Police Shootout
Indiana Man Killed in Police Shootout

Unidentified as of Friday, the two injured officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were released from the hospital.

As is typical protocol in an officer-involved shooting inquiry, the police department has announced that an internal affairs investigation has been launched into the incident and that the two injured officers and two others who fired shots have been placed on administrative leave.

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The agency also confirmed that the majority-civilian Use of Force Review Board would hold a hearing. Deputy Chief Christopher Bailey of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department stated on Thursday that the four officers were part of the Indiana Crime Guns Task Force.

A collaborative operation among central Indiana police agencies tasked with the detection and confiscation of illegal firearms. Bailey reported that two cops were shot and sent to the hospital after a short pursuit on Thursday around 12:40 p.m. The deputy chief said Thursday that a passenger from the suspicious vehicle had fled but had since been captured.

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