Man Fired 17 Shots Into Officer’s Cruiser/Home

A man fired 17 shots into an officer’s cruiser and home

Fired 17 shots into an officer's cruiser and home

March Eugene Ratney fired 17 shots into an officer’s cruiser and home

Eugene Ratney, a supporter and possible member of Black Lives Matter, decided to shoot seventeen (17) rounds into an officer’s home while he and his family were inside. Ratney is a violent felon who was released after serving only half his sentence. Merely ten days after his release, he is accused of pulling a gun on his sister and threatening to kill her. This fine member of society, for unknown reasons, decided to wear a sporting Black Lives Matter t-shirt and shout profanities as he trolled around the neighborhood where he committed the crime (we never catch the smart ones). After waking up half the neighborhood, he unloads seventeen (17) rounds into an officers house and cruiser. Luckily the officer and his family were uninjured.

Police caught the suspect about an hour later in a car. He managed to make it all of a few blocks away in that time frame. Ratney of course denies the shooting, but decides to reinforce his case that he is a fine member of society by urinating in the interview room. Investigators almost believed him if it wasn’t for those meddling neighbors, oh and the surveillance video.


March Eugene Ratney, according to Department of Correction records, was released from prison this past June 6 after serving half of a 12-year sentence following his conviction as a serious violent felon with a weapon. Ten days later, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers were called to an east side address where Ratney’s sister said he had pulled a gun and threatened to kill her.

Investigators now report, and neighbors confirmed, Ratney, on parole, was the man clad in a Black Lives Matter t-shirt and screaming profanities at police, who shot up an IMPD officer’s house not far from his own home early this morning.

The officer and his family were uninjured.

“Think about this, this is your home,” said IMPD Chief Troy Riggs. “If there is one place in this world where you should always feel safe and your family should feel safe, it is in your home.”

The officer had just returned from work, but had not yet retired for the night, when approximately 17 shots were fired from a 9mm handgun into his house, fence and patrol car.

Neighbors recalled seeing a man in a Black Lives Matter t-shirt that also had obscenities directed at police walking the neighborhood last Friday night.

A nearby surveillance camera captured images of a fleeing vehicle shortly after the shooting at 2 a.m.

Ratney was driving a similar car and was stopped a few blocks away within an hour.

During his interrogation at IMPD headquarters, Ratney denied the shooting but became irate, cursed the officers and urinated in the interview room.

At that time the interview was concluded.