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Suspect charged with attempted murder of police officers

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- The man who allegedly drove his car towards two police officers and rammed a police cruiser has been charged with attempted murder, according to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to court documents, Walter Wilbourn agreed to meet undercover deputies at the Top Notch restaurant on April 2 to purchase 1.5 kilos of cocaine for $55,000.

After Wilbourn showed police the cash, multiple police officers showed up to the scene.

Wilbourn got into his vehicle and rammed a police car with two officers inside, according to reports.
Then he drove toward two officers standing next to a different cruiser. They opened fire and Wilbourn stopped, according to reports.

He was taken into custody.

  • Wilbourn has been charged with
  • Attempt to possess cocaine within 1000 feet of school property, a class A felony
  • Attempt to possess cocaine weighing more than 3 grams, with intent to deliver, a class A felony
  • Attempted murder, a class A felony
  • Attempted Murder, a class A felony
  • Battery with a deadly weapon, a class C felony
  • Battery with a deadly weapon, a class C felony

Bond has been set at $1 million corporate surety or $100,000 cash.

In addition to releasing information on Wilbourn’s charges, the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney cleared the officers in this case saying their use of deadly force against Wilbourn was justified.

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