The 24-year-old Officer Breann Leath was a part of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, and she was one of the first responders to a domestic violence call on the east side a few days ago, where she was shot and killed.
As reported by Fox 59, a man has been arrested in connection with the case.
Officer Leath was a loving mother, a kindhearted woman, and a well-respected officer who served her community selflessly. The department has stated that she will be deeply missed, as she leaves behind a legacy of selflessness.
Officer Leath responded to a domestic violence call with two fellow colleagues, and they rushed in an apartment complex on 21st Street and North Franklin Road. According to IMPD Chief Randal Taylor, the shots that took Officer Leath’s life were fired “through the structure” of the complex, and another female civilian was shot and taken immediately to the hospital. Sadly, Leath was pronounced dead when she arrived at the hospital, but, luckily, the civilian has sustained only minor injuries.
The police have since arrested the 27-year-old Elliahs Dorsey for murdering Officer Leath, and he now faces preliminary charges of murder and attempted murder in connection with the shooting. He does not have a prior criminal record, and the investigation is ongoing.
Officer Leath was a veteran of the Army National Guard and a loving mother, and she was also the daughter of a Marion County Sherrif’s Deputy and a 911 dispatcher.
Officer Leath will be deeply missed for how selfless and caring she was, and Mayor Joe Hogsett ordered the city’s flags to be flown at half-staff in her honor.