Zionsville murder suspect convicted for shooting at IMPD headquarters


An Indianapolis man arrested for the 2016 murder of Zionsville resident John Clements was found guilty Dec. 6 of shooting a firearm at two IMPD district headquarters last year.

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Damoine Wilcoxson, 22, was convicted on two counts of attempted murder and one count of criminal recklessness. A sentencing hearing is set for 10 a.m. Dec. 22.

Wilcoxson was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder for firing at the IMPD North District headquarters on the night of Oct. 13, 2016, where two officers inside the building were targeted. The jury also found him guilty of criminal recklessness for the shooting that occurred at IMPD’s Northwest District headquarters on Oct. 4, 2016.

“It is simply a miracle that officers at the North District headquarters were not injured or killed in the rapid fire of 16 high-powered rounds at the District headquarters, including a round which missed an officer’s head by inches,” Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry stated in a press release. “Damoine Wilcoxon intentionally targeted our public safety officers, and we are obviously pleased that the excellent work by IMPD investigators and our staff has resulted in these convictions.”

Wilcoxson was arrested on Oct. 31, 2016, and has been in custody since that time. He is facing a pending attempted murder case which stems from a SWAT standoff at his apartment on that day.

Wilcoxson is accused of murdering John Clements, 82, on Sept. 28, 2016, in his driveway on Terrace Drive in Zionsville as he checked the mail. His jury trial for Clement’s murder is set for May 7, 2018.