Warren Edward Greene
Indianapolis Police Department
Saturday, December 20, 1975

Age: 53
Served: 29 years, 3 months
Badge #: 918
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, December 20, 1975
04:10 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
324 West 26th Street, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
.38-caliber handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Killed by police
Burial Place:
Washington Park North Cemetery, Indianapolis

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   Officer Warren Greene was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance.

   A man had shot his 22-year-old nephew in an argument over a $30 loan. As a second officer went to his squad car to request an ambulance and as Officer Greene was checking for a pulse on the victim, the uncle came out of hiding and into the room.

   A third officer arrived and heard Officer Greene ordering the suspect to put his gun down. As he was about to enter the room, the suspect fired and struck Officer Greene twice in the upper chest. The officer fired six times, injuring the suspect before retreating.

   The second officer returned from his squad car and offered aid to Officer Greene. He was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital where he died.

   While a fourth officer was rendering aid to the wounded nephew, the 50-year-old uncle raised his gun and pointed it at the officer when he was shot once in the head and killed.

   Officer Greene had previously served with the New York City Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and nine children, ranging from 14 to 36 years of age.

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