An Indianapolis police SWAT team has arrested the suspect in a shooting on the city’s east side that left four people dead — including a child — and another in critical condition.
Malik Halfacre, 25, reportedly fled the scene of the Saturday night shooting with a 6-month-old baby, who was found safe early Sunday morning.
Indianapolis police said the SWAT team took a several hours to enter a home a few miles from the shooting, where they found Halfacre hiding in the attic, WTHR reports.
Police answered a call about a person shot at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, the Indianapolis Star said, and found a woman with a gunshot wound in the upper back. She directed them to a nearby residence, where they found four people apparently shot to death.
Indianapolis police issued an AMBER Alert for Malia Halfacre, the 6-month-old who was allegedly taken by Malik Halfacre when he left the scene of the shooting. She was found safe at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday.
The Star said investigators followed a lead that led to the home on Eastridge Drive at about 2 p.m. on Sunday. When even tear gas could not coax Halfacre out, the SWAT team entered the home and found him in the attic. He was taken into custody without further incident.
Investigators have not said what connection any of the people involved have with one another, nor provide any other information about ages and identities of the victims. They believe the incident was domestic in nature.
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[Featured image: Malik Halfacre/Indianpolis Metropolitan Police Department]