Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Sergeant Ray Whobrey was shot and killed after he and two other officers stopped two suspects in a vehicle who were wanted for the earlier robbery of a pharmacy.
As he approached the car, the passenger opened fire on Sergeant Whobrey with a sawed-off shotgun at point-blank range. He was taken to General Hospital where he died.
The other officers returned fire, killing both the passenger, a 23-year-old parolee, and the 27-year-old driver.
Sergeant Whobrey was survived by his wife, 7- and 13-year-old daughters and a brother, who also served as an officer with the department.
The responsibilities of the Indianapolis Police Department (1854–2006) are now under the jurisdiction of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.