March Eugene Ratney

A man who allegedly shot at an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer's car and home will be facing charges, WWTV reports.

The incident unfolded around 2 a.m. Tuesday, officials say. Officers were called to their colleague's home because of reports of a man wearing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt who was firing shots at the home and screaming profanities at police, authorities say.


According to the report, the officer had just gotten home from work but hadn't gone to bed yet. March Eugene Ratney allegedly fired more than a dozen shots from a 9 mm handgun. Surveillance footage showed a car leaving the area just after the shooting.

The officer's wife and child were at home sleeping at the time of the shooting, but no one was injured, according to the Associated Press.

Ratney was stopped while driving a car similar to the one seen in the footage and apprehended. He reportedly became angry during questioning, cursing at officers and urinating in the interview room, the news station notes.


Detectives searched Ratney's home, as well as another house, for the weapon used in the attack on the officer's home. Two guns, as well as multiple shell casings from the scene of the shooting and from the back of Ratney's house, were recovered, authorities say.

On Thursday, Marion County, Ind., Prosecutor Terry Curry announced that Ratney would face charges of criminal recklessness and unlawful possession. Curry said that the case did not meet the criteria for attempted murder.

"The law requires a specific intent to kill a specific person. In this instance, the firing of a weapon into a house and into a vehicle does not support that sort of charge," Curry said. "We cannot file charges based upon the fact that we are mad at someone or because we think it is a popular decision."


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