Incident Summary:

"10/04/2016: An assailant opened fire on the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department northwest district headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. There were no reported casualties in the assault. Authorities arrested an anti-white extremist, identified as Damoine A. Wilcoxson, in connection with the attack. Sources indicated that a note left at the scene declared "war on white people," and that Wilcoxson made statements online calling for "social justice and retribution."

GTD ID:
201610040058

When:
2016-10-04

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Indiana

City:
Indianapolis

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Specific Description Headquarters
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
A semiautomatic assault rifle was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-White extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suspected IMPD headquarters shooter charged with 3 counts attempted murder, criminal recklessness," Fox 59 (Indianapolis), December 8, 2016."
"Court docs: DNA ties Zionsville murder suspect to IMPD headquarters shootings," Fox 59 (Indianapolis), October 31, 2016."