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Man Wearing "F--- the police" Shirt Fires Shots at IMPD's Officer's House

IMPD says March Ratney had been arrested previously by the officer; no one hurt

Charges are pending against a man for shooting at the house and car of an IMPD officer.

March Ratney, 27, was taken into custody a short time after the shooting around 2:00 a.m. Tuesday on the near east side.  IMPD Chief Troy Riggs says Ratney fired at least a dozen shots after yelling obscenities directed at police.  Five of the shots hit the officer's house and three hit his patrol car.  No one inside the house was hurt, and Riggs says members of the community helped officers track down Ratney.

Ratney had just been released from prison on June 6 after serving a sentence for being a felon in possession of a gun, and Riggs says the officer he targeted had arrested Ratney in 2008.  Though Ratney was wearing a t-shirt that said "f--- the police" on the front and "black lives matter" on the back, Riggs says he does not believe Ratney is representative of any organization or movement.

A gun has not yet been recovered, and Riggs says as far as investigators know, Ratney was acting alone.  He says more information will be made public once the Marion County Prosecutor's Office files formal charges.

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