>> Convenience store Clerk Killed in Robbery
A convenience store robbery spree early Wednesday morning left a clerk dead and a suspect on the loose for a short time. The clerk was killed around 3 a.m. at the Ricker’s BP in the 6200 block of West 38th Street. Witnesses told police they saw a man and woman running from the store after hearing the shots. The clerk, who whose identity is not being released, died later at WishardMemorialHospital. According to police, a short while later, the robbers struck again in the 7100 block of North Keystone Avenue. Police chased their car and used a tactical maneuver called a Precision Intervention Technique to stop it. After the crash, they were able to capture the suspects. The driver who was slightly injured was arrested after trying to flee on-foot and a back seat passenger was taken into custody. The front seat passenger fled the scene but police were able to locate him hiding in a van two blocks east of the crash site. Police recovered a firearm at the scene of the crash.
>>Wayne Township Cancels School Thursday
Wayne Township is canceling school on Thursday because of the funeral for IMPD Officer Rod Bradway. School officials say the procession includes a major portion of the township and because of the increased traffic, are worried about student safety. The YMCA of Greater Indiana is offering free all-day child care Thursday for WayneTownship families.
>>Officers Across The State Filling In Thursday
While the IMPD is at the funeral for fallen Officer Rod Bradway, officers from across the state will be patrolling the streets. The FOP says many of the officers are volunteering their time. Thousands of people are expected to attend Thursday’s funeral at Bankers Life Fieldhouse which begins at 1pm.
>>INDOT, Amtrak In Contract Negotiations
INDOT and Amtrak are working to save train service from Chicago to Indianapolis. Federal funding for the HoosierState line ends on October 1st and state officials say they need to come up with about three-million dollars annually to keep the service running. Congress voted in 2008 to end federal support for Amtrak routes less than 750-miles.
>>Two Women Arrested In Hit And Run
The two women wanted for questioning about a deadly hit and run are behind bars. Felicia Moss and Nikia Acuff turned themselves in on Tuesday. The September 17th crash critically injured 59-year-old Michael Robertson, who died several days later.
>>Missing Man Found Safe
A man with a traumatic brain injury missing since Monday is now safe. Police say 32-year-old Jerald Bradford was found Tuesday morning. Details were not released, only that he was “alive and well.”
Paul George is reportedly staying in Indy. The Pacers are expected to announce a long-term deal Wednesday morning. George was scheduled to become a free agent next summer when his rookie contract expires.
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