Man arrested for alleged role in shooting, attempted robbery

Man arrested for alleged role in shooting, attempted robbery

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis police arrested a man Tuesday for his alleged role in a shooting and attempted robbery.

Shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to the 5400 block of East 21st Street for a report of a person who had been shot. When officers arrived, they found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim had stopped at the location to seek help from a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy. The deputy applied medical aid to the victim’s leg and radioed for additional assistance.

Before being taken to the hospital, the victim told officers he was shot during an attempted robbery in a neighborhood near North Ritter Avenue and East 22nd Street by a known man, who was later identified as Brendan Bodie, 24.

IMPD officers working the area were familiar with Bodie from previous encounters with him. With this knowledge, officers were able to quickly respond to Bodie’s home to search for him and the potential crime scene.

While outside the residence, officers briefly encountered a man matching Bodie’s description attempting to exit through the front door. Officers loudly gave the man verbal commands, but he ignored officers and returned to the residence. Officers surrounded the home and requested IMPD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers and detectives to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Detectives requested and obtained a search warrant for the surrounded residence. After several hours and multiple attempts to negotiate a peaceful surrender, IMPD SWAT entered the home and located Bodie hiding in the attic. Bodie was taken into custody without further incident.

Bodie was arrested and provisionally charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a serious and violent felon.