- Associated Press - Monday, October 31, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say a man arrested after a standoff with Indianapolis police is charged with murder in the slaying of a suburban man and linked to shootings at two Indianapolis police district offices.

Police arrested Damoine Wilcoxson, 21, of Indianapolis after the standoff at an east side apartment complex ended peacefully Monday afternoon. There was no immediate word on any charges he might face.

Officers were trying to serve an arrest warrant for Wilcoxson when gunshots come through a door at them, police said. Police did not return fire because of the presence of an infant boy but eventually fired tear gas into the apartment.

Police Chief Troy Riggs told reporters at the scene the child was taken to a hospital for a checkup afterward.

“This was a very complicated situation from the beginning, because the suspect had a high-powered rifle, but also because he had a small child with him,” Riggs said. He said Wilcoxson “is our main suspect” in the police district office shootings Oct. 4 and 13.

“At least in one of those shootings, we believe that he intentionally targeted two police officers inside,” Riggs said. “We’re going to be requesting attempted murder charges for that action.”

As Wilcoxson was being arrested, Boone County Prosecutor Todd Meyer announced Wilcoxson has been charged in connection with the Sept. 28 shooting death of John A. Clements, 82, of Zionsville, in a driveway outside the victim’s home. Meyer did not reveal a motive for Clements’ death.

Shell casings recovered from the Zionsville crime scene matched casings recovered at the two police offices after those shootings, a probable cause affidavit said. No one was injured in the police office shootings.

Wilcoxson is an angry individual who was looking to do harm to innocent people,” Meyer said.

Notes discovered at the scene of the Oct. 4 shooting contained threats including “white must die” and “Yashua Yahuah is the most High and anybody stand against Him will be gone and crucified set my people free today or we keep killin the white End,” the affidavit said.

The murder charge arose from a joint investigation conducted by the Zionsville, Indianapolis and state police and the FBI, Meyer said.

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