Suspect Shot by Police After Child Welfare Check
Johnny Edmonds (IMPD photo)
An IMPD Officer shot a man after a confrontation during a child welfare call on North Riley Avenue Monday.
Investigators say officers were checking on the welfare of a 17 year old at the home when they were confronted by 33-year old Johnny Edmonds. Officers attempted to detain Edmonds but he fought with the officers and was eventually tased. Police say Edmonds pulled the taser prongs out of his body and continued to resist before running from the house with his hands tucked in his waistband.
Officers chased Edmonds and ordered him to remove his hands from his waistband, but he continued to refuse and was shot. Edmonds was taken into custody and transferred to Wishard Hospital in good condition. He was later taken to the Arrestee Processing Center. Police do not know if Edmonds was armed and they have not recovered a weapon.
IMPD Sgt. Linda Jackson says Edmonds was wanted on a felony warrant for possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and carrying without a license.
The 17-year old was placed in protective care with Child Protective Services, and the mother of the juvenile was taken into custody on an unrelated traffic warrant. The investigation is ongoing.