Indianapolis Officer's Home Shot at 17 Times

March Ratney;  Photo: Indianapolis Police Dept.

March Ratney; Photo: Indianapolis Police Dept.

An Indianapolis police officer's home was fired upon 17 times on Tuesday by a man wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt and screaming anti-police obscenities.

The officer had just arrived home after completing his shift. Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident.

The suspect has been identified as March Eugene Ratney, 27. Ratney had just been released from prison on June 6 after serving half of a 12-year sentence for a conviction of being a felon in possession of a gun.

Ratney was apprehended a short distance from the scene of the crime. During the police interview, he allegedly denied involvement in the shooting and then urinated in the interview room.

The interview was concluded at that time.

In 2010, Ratney was arrested for firing a gun while riding his bicycle. In that incident, reports indicate that Ratney called officers "pigs." He also allegedly called one of the officers on scene, "cracker."

Ratney's previous criminal record includes convictions for illegally possessing a handgun and battery.


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