Indianapolis officer fatally shot, gunman killed

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Associated Press

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 20 at 9:07 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police have identified the man they say shot and killed an officer who had forced his way into an apartment where a woman was screaming for help.

Officer Rod Bradway was pronounced dead at an Indianapolis hospital after a shootout early Friday morning.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the suspect as 24-year-old Steven Byrdo. He died after exchanging gunfire with police.

Detective Thomas Lehn told The Indianapolis Star that Byrdo was hiding behind the door the 41-year-old Bradway kicked in and shot him as he entered the apartment.

Lehn says Brydo had been holding the woman at gunpoint for three hours and she screamed at Bradway that Brydo was behind the door.

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