IMPD Continues to Investigate Shooting

IMPD Continues to Investigate Shooting


IMPD says the investigation continues into the fatal shooting of Officer Rod Bradway.

IMPD Officer Kendale Adams says Bradway was ambushed by 24-year-old Steven Byrdo who was hiding behind the door of the apartment in the 6700 block of Eagle Pointe Drive.  Bradway, who was responding to a domestic disturbance call, heard a woman screaming for help inside the apartment, forced his way inside and was shot by Byrdo.

Bradway returned fire and assisting officers who arrived at the scene also shot Byrdo.  Officer Adams says it‘s not clear which officer fired the fatal shot.

Adams says Byrdo had been holding the woman and her infant daughter hostage in the hours before the shooting.  He says the woman is cooperating with police and has since been reunited with her daughter.

A vigil was held Friday night at the headquarters of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 86.  IMPD says Officer Bradway‘s viewing will be held Wednesday at Crown Hill Funeral Home from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m..  His funeral will be held the following day at Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 11 a.m. and the public is welcome to attend.