Indiana State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Greenfield

GREENFIELD- At the request of the Greenfield Police Chief, Detectives from the Indiana State Police are investigating an early morning officer-involved shooting that occurred in Greenfield on Sunday. The following information is preliminary and subject to change as evidence dictates, this is still a very active and ongoing investigation.

Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 8:41 a.m. officers from the Greenfield Police Department, responded to the 700 block of Bobtail Drive for reports of a domestic issue in progress with reports of possible shots being fired. The 911 calls were coming from neighbors who were not directly involved in the incident. 

Prior to police arrival, it is alleged that a male subject, 56-year-old Darrin Baker of Indianapolis was outside of a residence when an adult female returned home. The subject allegedly fired a shot through the driver’s side window of the vehicle the female was driving. He then forcibly removed the female from the vehicle and took her inside her house against her will. Baker was a known acquaintance of the victim.

At approximately 8:44 a.m. Senior Patrolman Jarrod Davis of the Greenfield Police Department and another Greenfield Police Officer arrived at the residence. They observed a broken window on the vehicle parked in the driveway and an open garage door. Officers entered the home through the open garage door, which led into the residence.

Upon announcing their presence the Officers heard screams of a female in distress. Greenfield officers then encountered Baker inside the home who was actively assaulting the victim while armed with a handgun. Patrolman Davis discharged his weapon striking Baker, and causing him to fall to the ground.

Officers attended to the female victim while other officers began life-saving aid to Baker until paramedics arrived. No other officers discharged a weapon. Baker was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased a short time later. 

Patrolman Davis has been a police officer with the Greenfield Police Department for three and a half years. 

Indiana State Police Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators have spent the day examining evidence and processing the crime scene. Detectives are working with the Greenfield Police Department, the Hancock County Coroner, and the Hancock County Prosecutor as they continue this investigation.