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Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Richard Riddle says IMPD investigators think the shooters missed their target when they fired into a home and shot a retired IMPD officer and his adult daughter in the early morning hours on Monday. Investigators say officers were called to the retiree’s home on North Hawthorne Lane and that’s where they found the victims. They continue to recover today from those gunshot wounds. The retiree was grazed in the head. Both are still listed in stable condition at the hospital.

Police are looking into another fatal shooting here, on the near-north side of the city. IMPD says they found a man who’d been shot in the chest laying on the front porch of a house in the 800 block of Edgemont Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Call Crime Stoppers anonymously if you have any details at (317) 262-TIPS.

After more than 100 murders in the city, the FBI is joining IMPD on the streets. Special Agent in Charge W. Jay Abbot recently told WTHR-TV he wants to send a message about law enforcement in the city. Abbot says the FBI is focusing on getting guns out of the hands of criminals.

A man accused of beating a two-year-old child to death is now facing murder charges. Police say DiQuan Williams admitted to pushing and punching the little boy because the boy had a bowel accident, wet his pants, and had a habit of smearing feces on the walls of his bedroom. Williams was watching the boy and his two sisters last week when the alleged attack happened. The child died on Saturday from a hemorrhage in the skull.

Police say an Indiana University student is facing charges after he slammed a Muslim woman’s head into a table outside a Bloomington cafe. Police say Triceten Bickford started yelling at the woman, then grabbed her neck, slammed her head into a table, and tried to remove her head scarf. Bickford, who police say was drunk, is now facing a half dozen charges.

Go ahead and take a selfie the next time you vote, you won’t be prosecuted for a crime. A judge is blocking Indiana from enforcing its ballot selfie ban. Lawmakers said the selfie ban was to protect the ballot. The judge says the ban was an attempt to stifle speech.

In National Headlines…

All eyes are on Vice President Joe Biden, who is mulling a run for the White House in 2016. Fox News reports that Biden is indeed planning to run for president, with an announcement coming in the next few days. Pennsylvania Congressman Brendan Boyle tweeted on Monday that he has a source close to Biden that says the VP will jump into the Democratic race as well.

St. Louis authorities want to know who’s setting fires at black churches, and why. Six churches have been hit in the past ten days. In each case, exterior doors were set on fire at times when no one was around. A statement by the St. Louis Police and Fire Departments and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says investigators believe the fires are meant to send a message.

In Sports…

The Indiana Pacers are in action on the road tonight at the United Center taking on the Chicago Bulls. The Pacers are 4-and-1 on this preseason, having won four games in a row. Game time is 8 p.m. Eastern. You can see it on NBATV.

Indianapolis Weather…

Mainly sunny today. High: 74 degrees.


You can early vote today in the upcoming municipal elections at the clerk’s office downtown in the City-County Building from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Vote!

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