Incident Summary:

10/13/2016: An assailant opened fire on the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department north 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."



United States

North America

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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 Headquarter
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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
"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.