Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Trooper Steven Bailey was accidentally shot and killed when his weapon discharged while serving an arrest warrant during a heroin investigation at the Woodbridge of Castleton Apartments in Indianapolis.
The offender, a known drug dealer, was wanted for failure to appear on charges of speeding, improper vehicle registration and driving without a license. As Trooper Bailey and another trooper attempted to force open the rear patio door, his pistol with the barrel pointed upward, fired. The bullet entered his chin and lodged in his brain, killing him.
Upon hearing the gunfire, another trooper and a probation officer entered the front door of the apartment and arrested the offender.
Trooper Bailey, from Richmond, was assigned to General Headquarters.