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Officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department say the victim of an early-morning shooting on the city’s west side Thursday is being uncooperative, and this is causing difficulties in their investigation. WRTV 6 reports, the shooting happened outside the Sunset Strip Gentleman’s Club on 16th Street just West of Lafayette Road around 3 a.m., which is closing time for the business. Police say there was a fight between several men, and shots were exchanged outside the building. A man in his mid-20s was shot several times. The suspects had all fled by the time police arrived on the scene. The victim was taken to Eskenazi Hospital for treatment where he’s currently listed in stable condition. It’s there that police have attempted to continue their investigation into the city’s latest violent incident, but he’s not talking. That will effect how they are able to move forward. In the meanwhile they are planning to view security video in the area for clues.
A ten-year veteran of the IMPD is facing numerous charges, including kidnapping and domestic battery. Daniel Bullman was arrested Wednesday. He’s facing a total of eight felonies and five misdemeanors. Investigators say, all of the incidents happened over a period of at least two-years, and were between Bullman and his estranged wife.
IMPD is continuing their investigation into an armed robbery on the city’s east side where an officer shot at, but did not hit one of the suspects. This happened just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday at the Phillips 66 gas station in the 2500 block of North Sherman Drive. IMPD officers responded to a possible armed robbery in-progress call where witnesses said three masked men were prepping their robbery on the lot. Officers confronted one of the armed suspects coming out of the front door of the gas station, and fired a shot. The suspect wasn’t hit and escaped, as did the others. Officers attempted to track them with police K-9’s and couldn’t find them. Through their investigation, officers discovered the robbery was ultimately unsuccessful because the suspects couldn’t access the clerk’s area because of a locked door and bullet-proof safety glass. The clerk wasn’t injured in the attempt though one of the suspects fired several shots at the counter area. The suspects are armed and police are asking for the public’s help to locate them. Call Crime Stoppers with any tips at 317-239-TIPS. The department’s Critical Incident Response Team and Internal Affairs will both complete separate investigations of the actions of the IMPD officer that fired a shot in this incident.
It’s now official. State Representative Christina Hale is Democrat John Gregg’s running mate for the Indiana governor’s race. Gregg made the announcement Wednesday, saying he wanted to pick someone who was ready to lead on day one. Gregg called Hale a “consensus builder, a problem solver and someone who isn’t afraid to take on the tough issues.”
Need a job opportunity? More than 600 seasonal positions are available for the upcoming Indiana State Fair. Mark your calendars: A job fair will be held on Wednesday, June 1 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building at the fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street. Open positions include ticket sellers, gate supervisors, security, parking attendants, livestock staff and more.
But long before we get to summertime fair activities, the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” must roll first, and for the first time ever, the Indianapolis 500 is a sellout. Because of that feat, the local TV blackout has been lifted for this milestone 100th running of the race and fans will get to watch ABC’s live broadcast in real time for the first time since the early 1950s. More than 300,000 people are expected at Sunday’s 100th anniversary race. Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say if you’re one of them, you should get there early, plan ahead and be patient.
Two central Indiana spellers are headed for the big stage outside the nation’s capital today. Larisa Tuttle from Indianapolis and Jashun Paluru from West Lafayette have both spelled their way to the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
A new State Department report is critical of Hillary Clinton’s email practices while secretary of state, but adds two things–Clinton’s email practices did not break any laws and that the agency has problems overall with record-keeping. The report says Clinton did not comply with State Department policies on emails and records. The report also cites longstanding, systemic weaknesses with records that go well beyond the tenure of one secretary of state.
The NFL says it’s finally looking into those doping allegations against Peyton Manning. No NFL player has been interviewed about the allegations since they were made in January, but an NFL spokesman told USA Today that they expect to interview the players involved over the next month or so. The allegations came to light in a report in January by Al Jazeera America. The report used a hidden camera to record an employee at an anti-aging clinic saying he mailed human growth hormones to Peyton Manning’s wife back during the time he was the quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. Several other NFL players as well as Major League Baseball players were also named in the report.