Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Sergeant Wade Hull was shot and killed while officers conducted a gambling raid.
At the residence, he and an officer went to the front door while two other officers covered the back door. As they pushed the front door open and the officers proceeded into the home, Sergeant Hull was shot in the jugular vein and died almost instantly.
The offenders initially fled the scene but were apprehended a short time later.
The 29-year-old shooter was charged with first-degree murder and in a change of venue to Shelby County, the jury was unable to reach a verdict. Upon retrial, the man was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Sergeant Hull was single and survived by his mother, two brothers and two sisters.
The responsibilities of the Indianapolis Police Department (1854–2006) are now under the jurisdiction of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.