Suspect in Indianapolis SWAT standoff charged with murder in Zionsville homicide


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)  — A Monday afternoon standoff on the northeast side of Indianapolis ended after IMPD said the suspect turned himself into police. The suspect, 21-year-old Damoine Wilcoxson, is also related to a number of other shootings in the area.

Wilcoxson had barricaded himself inside an apartment with an infant and was firing shots at officers Monday afternoon.

IMPD was trying to serve an arrest warrant on Monday afternoon. Wilcoxson then barricaded themselves inside an apartment on 4300 North Shadeland Avenue.

The police then fired some gas into the in order to get Wilcoxson to come out of the apartment.Police said they did not fire shots back at the suspect because of the infant inside.

IMPD evacuated the people in the surrounding apartments.

The infant was not harmed in the incident.

September Zionsville homicide

Wilcoxson, has also charged in a September Zionsville homicide with murder.

According to the Boone County Prosecutor’s office, Wilcoxson was charged with the fatal Sept. 28 shooting of John Clements. The charges come as a result of an investigation by Zionsville Police Department, IMPD, the Indiana State Police and the FBI.

All Boone County schools were placed on lockdown following the shooting.

At the time of the shooting, police said they were looking for a black male driving an Impala.

If convicted of the murder charge Wilcoxson faces up to 65 years in prison.

IMPD HQ shootings

Wilcoxson is also thought be connected to the October 4 and 13 shootings at IMPD headquarters.

According to court documents, at the scene of the October 4 shooting, notes were discovered with such threats as “white must die” and “Yashua Yahuah is the most High and anybody stand against Him will be gone and crucified set my people free today or we keep killin the white End.”

The prosecutor’s office also said Wilcoxson made a number of social media posts in October as “Frank Lucas” using the same rhetoric found in the notes.

Documents also show that on scene of the October 13 shooting, police discovered a number of casings that appeared to have been fired from the same firearm. More notes were also discovered at that shooting scene. Documents show that IMPD were also to identify that the writing from both set of notes was from the same individual.

Using DNA off one of the shell casings, IMPD then ran the sample through a DNA analysis system and received a hit out of Ohio, matching the DNA of Damoine Wilcoxson.

The documents also showed the Wilcoxson was also involved in a July 18 case in which he is alleged to have pointed a firearm at a woman’s head and to have pulled her hair.