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September 20, 2013

Indianapolis officer fatally shot, gunman killed

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man gunned down an Indianapolis police officer early Friday after the officer forced his way into an apartment where a woman was screaming for help, authorities said.

The man who killed Officer Rod Bradway died following an exchange of gunfire, police Lt. Christopher Bailey said.

According to Bailey, Bradway and at least one other officer went about 2 a.m. to the apartment complex on the city's northwest side after someone called 911 to report a disturbance there.

"When he arrived to the apartment door, he heard a woman scream for help inside the apartment," Bailey said.

Bradway forced his way inside and was shot and wounded by the gunman, who also died after an exchange of shots with officers, Bailey said. He said investigators were working to confirm the gunman's identity and the circumstances surrounding his death.

Bradway was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital, where he died a short time later. Police said the woman wasn't hurt.

Bradway, 41, was a five-year veteran of the force, the department said. He was married with a teenage son and daughter and was a native of the northern Indiana town of Nappanee.

Police Chief Rick Hite asked the public to pray for Bradway's family.

"He entered an apartment to save the life of a woman who was being assaulted and in turn gave his life," Hite told reporters outside the hospital. "Blessed are the peacemakers."

The department said Bradway was a highly decorated officer who had received its Medal of Bravery.

A few dozen police squad cars escorted a vehicle carrying Bradway's body as it left the hospital about 6 a.m. on its way to the coroner's office.

Bradway is the first Indianapolis police officer killed in the line of duty since Officer David Moore was shot during a traffic stop on the morning of Jan. 23, 2011. Moore, the son of two police officers, died three days later.

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