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    Indianapolis Crime Story...

    The following is a verbatim extract from the May 15, 2019 edition of the Indianapolis Star newspaper;


    When the shooting stopped and three cars sped away from Cressmoor Court Sunday afternoon, more than 70 shell casings were found at the bullet-ridden home of Indianapolis Colts assistant coach Parks Frazier.

    Investigators also found a silver iPhone in a purple case that may have been left behind by one of the shooters.

    The shooting happened shortly before 6 p.m. on Mother's Day in the 8500 block of Cressmoor Court in the Sunningdale Commons subdivision, near The Country Club of Indianapolis.

    The home was unoccupied at the time, but multiple neighbors who were home said that eight people arrived in three cars before opening fire, according to IMPD police reports. A rear door to the home was also kicked in, and shots were fired inside.

    On Wednesday, police said the case was still under investigation. Investigators have not commented on a possible motive or identified any suspects.

    The Indianapolis Colts have released the following statement in response to the shooting:
    "We are extremely thankful our employee was not home at the time of the incident. Because this is an ongoing investigation, we have no further comment."

    According to the police report, a few neighbors' homes were also hit during the shooting. Police recovered shell casings and bullet fragments on Sunday, and went back on Monday to recover more.

    According to a report, police recovered:
    Eight 9 mm shell casings; 18 .223 caliber shell casings; 10 .45 caliber shell casings; 14 .40 caliber shell casings; 27 7.62x39 mm shell casings; and 13 bullet fragments of various calibers.

    IndyStar reporter Natalia Contreras contributed to this story. Call IndyStar reporter Justin L. Mack at 317-444-6138. Follow him on Twitter: @JustinL mack.


    Please, no jokes about angry New England Patriot's fans. This is audacious. My first reaction was to ask how does one go about convincing SEVEN buddies to load up THREE vehicles with weapons and embark on an all out assault on a suburban home on a quiet Sunday afternoon? But, this is Indianapolis...a town that inexplicably has set a record for the highest number of homicides in the city's history for the past four years in a row. It is a city in which police have made arrests in less than 45% of last year's 159 murders. It is a city which Amazon seriously considered for a headquarters facility and 50,000 high paying jobs; of course, the murder rate in Indianapolis would suggest that Amazon could expect to have about 9 employees murdered each year.

    The police have no suspects in the drive by shooting involving three vehicles, eight gunmen, and over 70 shots fired in Indianapolis on May 12th. We can all suggest factors that contribute to the challenges facing the city of Indianapolis drawn from our own experiences in cities across the country. In the meantime, is it any wonder that many Americans choose to arm themselves rather than rely on the civility of man and the bureaucratic Leviathan to protect them?

    DISCLAIMER...Indy is the nearest "large" city to my home in rural central Indiana.
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    I had no idea about this. Thanks for posting about it.
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    With the fire team and weapons assortment as evidence it is clear that it was a criminal element going after a specific target for a specific reason. So the path to solution is to know what assistant coach Parker was involved in. That list could be so long as to be silly to speculate on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1942bull View Post
    With the fire team and weapons assortment as evidence it is clear that it was a criminal element going after a specific target for a specific reason. So the path to solution is to know what assistant coach Parker was involved in. That list could be so long as to be silly to speculate on.
    Local Indianapolis news has reported that a cell phone found on the ground amongst the scattered brass shell casings was "likely" dropped by one of the gunmen. It is also possible, of course, that the phone was dropped intentionally by one of the shooters to misdirect law enforcement to a rival set of thugs.

    If one of the gunmen actually did accidentally drop his cell phone at the shooting site, he is likely to be the next body dropped in Indy. I suspect his "buddies" would be unsympathetic to his crime scene sloppiness.
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    The news story also begs the question, "What would you do...?"

    If you find yourself lounging in the den at 6:00 PM on a beautiful Sunday evening when 8 gunmen unleash a coordinated fusillade against your home, what would your emergency response be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swedishsteel View Post
    The news story also begs the question, "What would you do...?"

    If you find yourself lounging in the den at 6:00 PM on a beautiful Sunday evening when 8 gunmen unleash a coordinated fusillade against your home, what would your emergency response be?
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    As was pointed out, this wasn't the average attack. Not by a long shot. I wonder if all of the details will be known, and made public. This was either a message saying be quiet, or a failed assassination attempt. There isn't any other way to look at.

    Frightening to think about. Most people, me included, would most likely not survive such an attack. I live in the real world, not in some movie fantasy land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swedishsteel View Post
    The news story also begs the question, "What would you do...?"

    If you find yourself lounging in the den at 6:00 PM on a beautiful Sunday evening when 8 gunmen unleash a coordinated fusillade against your home, what would your emergency response be?
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    Swedishsteel, my immediate response would be, duck, dodge, and hide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swedishsteel View Post
    The news story also begs the question, "What would you do...?"

    If you find yourself lounging in the den at 6:00 PM on a beautiful Sunday evening when 8 gunmen unleash a coordinated fusillade against your home, what would your emergency response be?
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