Indianapolis suspect of stabbing cop is on bail, police release photos of used knives
The suspect accused of stabbing two Indianapolis police officers in an “unprovoked attack” now faces preliminary attempted murder charges while investigators have also released images of knives they say they recovered from places.
Deonta Williams, 20, was taken into custody on Wednesday after being released from a local hospital, according to the Indianapolis Metro Police Department. The officers have not yet been publicly identified – but police say one who was stabbed in the neck remains hospitalized and the other, who sustained a chest injury, has been relieved of medical attention .
“This morning’s incident underscores the bravery of the Indianapolis Metro Police Department officers and the seriousness of the challenges they face in keeping our community safe,” Mayor Joe Hogsett tweeted on Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS HANDLED IN A “100% UNPLANNED” ATTACK, INCLUDING THE INVESTIGATORS
The incident, which led to a shooting involving an officer, happened at around 1:15 a.m. in the north of the city on Wednesday. Both officers were responding to a disturbance call and told an adult male – later identified as Williams – that they would search for the person he said was harassing him, police said.
But when the police turned away to begin their investigation, Williams allegedly stabbed them in an attack that was “100% unprovoked,” according to Deputy Police Chief Chris Bailey.
“One of the knives Williams was carrying was found broken as a result of the incident,” police said, posting pictures of the suspected weapons.
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Earlier this year, Williams was charged with burglary, according to court records seen by Fox59.
The station reported that he had posted bail and was on GPS surveillance awaiting trial at the time of the alleged attack on Wednesday.