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

region/u.s. state:



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
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
"Court docs: DNA ties Zionsville murder suspect to IMPD headquarters shootings," Fox 59 (Indianapolis), October 31, 2016."
"Suspected IMPD headquarters shooter charged with 3 counts attempted murder, criminal recklessness," Fox 59 (Indianapolis), December 8, 2016."