Off-duty Indy firefighter injured in shooting
The firefighter was walking out of a friends house when he was shot; police have asked for the public's help to find the shooter
INDIANAPOLIS — Police are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect accused of shooting an off-duty Indianapolis firefighter on the city's north side Sunday morning.
According to IFD, the firefighter, identified as Michael "Kevin" Gill, 49, stopped by a friend's house for food around 10:00 a.m. in the 2200 block of East 38th Street.
As he was walking back to out to his car, a man shot him in the torso. He ran across the street to the Muhammad Mosque 74 and asked someone to call police.
Jerry Glover, 37, is wanted for attempted murder. He is about 5-foot-8-inches tall, 175 pounds, and was wearing a light gray T-shirt, gray and white shorts, black socks and brown slippers.
He was carrying a Sentry Arms .223 assault rifle and should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.
Glover drove away from his house on 38th Street in a white 1993-96 four-door Chevy Caprice with 22-inch rims and tinted windows.
Gill, a 16-year veteran of IFD, is at Eskenazi in good condition. He is alert, oriented and communicating, according to IFD.
His family is at the hospital along with IFD Chief Earnest Malone, members of the IFD Command Staff and Local 416.
Muhammad Mosque released a press release Sunday afternoon to clarify that the shooting did not take place at the mosque.
"For clarification, there was no shooting at the Nation of Islam Mosque 74. The victim was shot at another location and ran to the mosque for help," the statement said.
Republished with persmission from the Indy Channel