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Jurors Find Indianapolis Man Guilty For Rape, Firing Shots At Bloomington Police
Updated February 19, 2018 6:41 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Jurors convicted an Indianapolis man Friday afternoon on six felony charges related to the brutal rape of two women and firing shots at Bloomington Police officers responding to the scene.

Vaylan Glazebrook was arrested back in 2014, along with two others after authorities responded to the area of 12th St. and Indiana on the report of a rape in progress.

According to police, Glazebrook and Michael Deweese pointed a gun at two women sleeping inside. The men forced the women to perform sex acts and raped them. A third woman in the apartment heard noises and called 911 from inside her locked bedroom.

When an officer arrived at around 4:30 a.m., he heard shots fired inside the apartment, Bloomington Police Capt. Joe Qualters says.

Then, the officer saw two men climb out a window and run, Qualters added. The men shot at the officer.

When he shot back, the officer hit one in the arm and one in the leg. Glazebrook was shot in the arm and Deweese was shot in the leg.

According to court documents, Deweese said he was walking by an apartment when he saw someone climb out of a window with a gun. That person shot at him, he said, causing him to run toward Torres.

Glazebrook said he did not remember what happened that morning because he blacked out after drinking at a party. He said he was chased, heard gunshots and fired back.

No officers were injured in the gunfire.

A third defendant in the case, 22-year-old Jesse Benti-Torres of Danville, is charged with burglary with a deadly weapon and two counts of assisting a criminal when the criminal assisted committed attempted murder. He is accused of driving the two men to the apartment. He however, didn't go inside but waited in the vehicle for the men to return. He is currently out on bond. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. in Monroe Circuit Court 2.

Deweese was given 109 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the crimes in April 2016. He is incarcerated at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, with a 2096 release date.

Bloomington Police Officer Bill Abram received the Congressional Badge of Bravery for his actions during incident. He rescued the two IU students from the brutal attack.

A sentencing date for Glazebrook is not known at this point.

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