Indianapolis police officer fatally shot in head, chest

Indianapolis (WXYZ) - An Indianapolis police officer died after being shot in the head and chest early Friday while trying to help a woman.

According to our Scripps sister station WRTV, Officer Rod Bradway was responding to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex when he was shot.

Lt. Chris Bailey said Bradway heard a woman screaming for help inside an apartment, and he was shot after forcing his way in to help her. The suspected shooter was shot and killed, police said.

"He did what we were taught to do," IMPD Chief Rick Hite said.

Hite said Bradway, a 10-year veteran of the force, was highly decorated and was a past recipient of the Medal of Bravery.

Bradway leaves behind a wife and two kids, in addition to his parents, a brother and his IMPD family.

An ambulance was also called for a woman at the apartment where the shooting took place, and Child Protective Services was also called in.

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