A robbery suspect who was shot by police and found dead after a manhunt that lasted for several hours was identified on Saturday.
Investigators said Paul Sherfick, 29, used an assault-style rifle to hold up the Old National Bank in the 5900 block of South East Street just after 8 a.m. Friday.
Paul Sherfick played guitar in the local rock band Dudes of Lord.
Police swarmed a wooded area near Brunswick Avenue and Brill Street, where officers exchanged gunfire with the man at about 11:30 a.m., authorities said.
From a local watchdog website that investigates Indianapolis homicide:
He seems to have a myspace page under the name ’sherfix.’ Sherfix has a ‘friend’ listed whose photo show him holding a couple of rifles. One looks very much like the robbery weapon, however it has a barrel magazine instead of the “banana” style magazine shown in robbery photos.Now here’s where things get interesting. “Garet” appears to have an address along the south edge of the ‘heavily wooded’ area where police found the body of Sherfick. Was Sherfick headed there?
Is Paul Sherfick related to MICHAEL Sherfick, who pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and admitted to accepting more than $30,000 in bribes to provide deputy constable badges, identification cards and parking placards to local business people? That was just TWO DAYS before the bank robbery. Oh, and Michael Sherfick was a deputy to Constable Roy Houchins while he was doing those things.
Paul Sherfick comes up with an address in the same Thompson Village complex where Roy Houchins is listed. They are on the same street, one just around the corner from the other.
All these locations are within a 1 mile radius of each other.
Now maybe this is all just incredible coincidence. I don’t know. But it’s interesting, isn’t it?