INDIANAPOLIS — Relatives of a man police say fatally shot an Indianapolis police officer trying to save a woman being held at gunpoint have released a statement expressing sympathy for the officer’s family.
Sunday’s statement by relatives of 24-year-old Steven Byrdo says they feel “great sadness” for Officer Rod Bradway’s family and extend their “heartfelt prayers and sympathy” to them. Bradway is a Nappanee native.
Police say Bradway kicked in an apartment door early Friday in response to screams by a woman Brydo was holding at gunpoint inside. Brydo was hiding behind that door and allegedly fatally shot Bradway as he entered to help the woman, who was Byrdo’s ex-girlfriend.
Byrdo was then fatally shot by police.
The 41-year-old Bradway was married with two children. His funeral is scheduled for Thursday at downtown Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse.