Greenfield officer shoots, kills man assaulting woman

Greenfield Police Department senior officer Jarrod Davis shot and killed a man assaulting a woman Sunday morning.

GREENFIELD – Officials with the Indiana State Police say an officer from the Greenfield Police Department, senior patrolman Jarrod Davis, shot and killed a man assaulting a woman Sunday morning in Greenfield.

ISP confirmed an adult man is dead after a shooting involving police officers, and that no officers were injured.

The man killed has been identified as Darrin Baker, 56, Indianapolis. Police say Baker knew the woman he was allegedly assaulting.

According to police, officers from the Greenfield Police Department responded to the 700 block of Bobtail Drive on a report of a domestic issue in progress with possible shots fired around 8:41 a.m. Sunday.

Prior to police arrival to the scene, police say Baker was outside the residence when a adult female returned home. Police say Baker fired a shot through the driver’s side window of the vehicle the female was driving, removed the woman from the vehicle,  and took her inside the residence against her will.

Officials noted at 8:44 a.m., two Greenfield police officers arrived at the scene and  observed a broken window on the vehicle parked in the driveway and an open garage door. Officers entered the home through the garage where they began hearing a female screaming in distress. The officers then encountered Baker inside the home, where he was assaulting the woman while armed with a handgun.

One of the officers, Davis, shot Baker. Officers performed aid to Baker until paramedics arrived. The female victim was also attended to, officials with the ISP said.

No other officers discharged a weapon, officials said. The Daily Reporter will have more details on the shooting in the Tuesday edition.