Friday, May 30, 2014

Ex-Con Shoots Cop After Gruesome Double Murder

Officer Confronted Killer Of 84-Year-Old Woman And Her Grand-daughter
Re-printed from a story at WXIN Channel 59 on May 30th 2013

An IMPD Officer is recovering after stumbling into a bloody double murder in Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. — An officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was shot and three others were killed following an incident on Indianapolis’ east side Friday morning.

Officers responded to the 2600 block of North Dearborn Street just after 7 A.M. Police were dispatched to the house after a neighbor reported hearing a woman scream.

Authorities said that as the first arriving officer was approaching the house a gunman walked towards him from behind the house and exchanged gunfire. The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Quintico Goolsby was fatally shot. The officer, identified as Greg Milburn, was transported Eskenazi Health in good condition. Police said he arrived to the scene within one minute of being dispatched to the scene.


The 2600 block of North Dearborn Street in Indianapolis where the murders occurred.

Following a search of the residence, officers located two deceased female victims, who were identified as as 84-year-old Julia Morrow and 30-year-old Inity Morrow. Police said the women heard the suspect break in the home, so they called 911. Julia was killed while making the call, said police. The 911 operator told authorities that they heard a female screaming and things being slammed in the background of the call.

“It was 7 in the morning and we were in bed when we heard three gunshots, said neighbor Marvin Coffee.

“Folks that we know. She does not deserve this. We all go to go, but not go that way.”

IMPD said Officer Milburn fired up to five rounds at the suspect, killing him, as he was fleeing the home. Goolsby also fired his weapon, striking Milburn once near the abdomen.

 84-year-old Julia Morrow and her grand-daughter Inity Morrow
84-year-old Julia Morrow and her grand-daughter Inity Morrow were found dead on the scene.

Investigators found the suspect’s car parked on the street just next to the home. Goosbley’s mother was at the crime scene and had a difficult time understanding her son’s alleged involvement.

“Oh my Lord! The police killed my baby. That’s all I know,” Goosbley’s mother said.

Police said Goolsby knew the victims, but the extent of their relationship is unclear at this time. However, Goolsby was just released from prison in December of 2013. He had a criminal history beginning in 1997 including convictions for Possession Of Cocaine, Dealing Cocaine and a Receiving Stolen Property from 2006. He only spent a total of 6 years in prison for these charges.

Officer Milburn, who has been with the department since 2003, was released from Eskenazi Health after several hours. IMPD said Milburn’s bulletproof vest saved his life.

IMPD said despite Milburn’s willingness to return to work tomorrow, he will be placed on administrative leave pending investigation. The officer’s supervisors and colleagues describe the officer as “best of the best.”

According to IMPD, there have been a total of 62 murders so far this year.

References:
WXIN Channel 59, Police: Suspect Killed Two Women Before Fleeing
Indianapolis Star, Slayings Of Two women, Officer, Shocks Eastside
Indiana Dept. Of Corrections, 971830 QUINTICO D. GOOLSBY