A radical Black Lives Matter activist, who fired 17 shots at a police officer’s car and home in Indianapolis, went on an anti-police tirade while in custody last night.
The man, identified by police as March Ratney, was arrested by the officer whose house was shot at by the radical BLM activist.
From Fox News:
Chief Troy Riggs said the officer’s wife and child were asleep inside and the officer was awake after working a night shift when at least five bullets struck his home about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. One of those bullets struck a window near where the officer was sitting inside, he said.
The officer and his family were not injured in the shooting, which also left the officer’s patrol car with at least three bullet holes, the chief said.
Riggs said he was “deeply troubled” by the shooting of the officer’s home, coming after last Thursday’s fatal shootings of five Dallas police officers who were standing guard as hundreds of people peacefully protested the killings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.
“This is your home. If there is one place in the world you should always feel safe, your family should feel safe, it’s in your home. And somebody violated that this morning,” Riggs said during an afternoon news conference.
“This is just another realization that police work is dangerous. We know that when we sign up for this job, but it’s just unfortunate this officer’s family had to endure this attack last night.”
The chief credited neighbors with providing information that helped officers track down the shooting suspect, who was taken into custody but had not been charged as of late Tuesday afternoon.
Peg McLeish, a spokeswoman for the Marion County Prosecutor’s office, said the case remains under investigation and the suspect will not be charged until Tuesday at the earliest.
Online records show the suspect, a 27-year-old with a lengthy criminal record, was released from prison in June after serving a 5-year sentence for unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious felon.
Black Lives Matter continues to promote anti-police violence so it’s unfortunate, but not completely unexpected, that such an attack would occur. Thankfully no one was injured in the shooting.
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