Officer David S. Moore, 29, was shot while making a routine traffic stop of a gold-colored 1998 Toyota Camry near 3400 North Temple Avenue during the morning of Sunday, January 23, 2011. He had typed the description and plate number of the car into his computer before getting out. As he approached the suspect vehicle, he was shot four times by the driver who fled the scene. The Toyota was later determined to have been stolen, but it is unknown if Officer Moore knew that as he made the stop.
Officer Moore was unable to radio for help after he was shot. A passer-by called 911 to report an officer down. Even though he wore a bullet-resistant vest, he received multiple injuries outside the vest’s projection, including two shots to the head. He was transported to Wishard Memorial Hospital where he remained in a coma.