Noblesville police officer involved in shooting 


Updated: July 22, 2021 8:47 a.m.

A man shot by the Noblesville Police Dept. has been identified as Karmen Parrish, 41, of unknown address. As of press time, Parrish was in stable condition. 

The shooting occurred at approximately 5:22 a.m. July 21 after NPD officers responded to a call at 698 S. Fifth St. The reason for the call was unknown. 

When officers arrived, they were unable to get a response from anyone inside the house. Officers then heard yelling from the west. They contacted a male subject, later identified as Parrish, and his girlfriend as they walked back toward the residence. An NPD officer shot Parrish, who was then transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. 

No officers were injured in the shooting. 

Police have not released more information about the shooting, including whether or not Parrish was armed or threatened police. NPD has not returned calls from Current seeking comment. An email from the department stated that no further information will be released at this time and Carmel Police Dept. is investigating the shooting. 

Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen released a statement later that same day.

“This morning our officers responded to disturbance calls multiple times at the same residence involving an individual with an active warrant. The final interaction ended in an officer-involved shooting, which is an unfortunate ending to any public safety call for assistance,” Jensen stated. “I have been briefed on the status of the matter and continue to receive updates on a regular basis. I am grateful for the continued commitment from the Noblesville Police Department to keep our community safe. Our officers train tirelessly for instances they hope to never face, but are prepared for when they do. I am thankful for our partners at the Carmel Police Department who, per protocol, will step in to lead the investigation into this shooting. Our community’s safety is my No. 1 priority.”


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