Four people were murdered in an Indianapolis home, a baby taken and the suspect was found in an attic hours later, authorities say.
The 6-month-old child was later located and is safe.
Indianapolis police Deputy Chief Craig McCartt said Malik Halfacre, 25, was charged with four counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and a count of robbery in connection to the fatal shooting on March 14.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a shooting around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday. When they arrived, they found a woman shot and she was taken to the hospital in critical condition, McCartt said.
The woman told police there were other victims in the home, McCartt said.
Police went inside the home and found three adults and one child dead, McCartt said. They also learned the 6-month-old baby was missing.
An Amber Alert was issued and police named Halfacre as the suspect.
Hours later, police found Halfacre in a home and hiding in the attic, McCartt said. SWAT officers went into the house to arrest him.
Halfacre was the father of the 6-month-old and the woman who survived the attack was the baby’s mother, McCartt said. He added Halfacre did not live at the home where the shooting happened.
The quadruple homicide was one of four fatal shootings in Indianapolis this weekend, police said. Some of the incidents were domestic-related and McCartt implored people to get help if they are in a violent situation.
“We certainly don’t want these situations to get to the point where we’re standing in front of the podium talking about the tragedies we are today,” McCartt said at a Monday press conference discussing the homicides.
He also said the violence in the community over the weekend has an impact on everybody.
“It hurts the whole community in its entirety,” McCartt said.