Paris man facing Indiana felony charges

Alleged assault against officer resulted in shooting

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CLINTON, Ind. – Indiana State Police report Paris resident Craig R. Boradach, 49, was arrested following an incident when a Clinton, Indiana, police officer was forced to shoot Boradach in self-defense.

The police action shooting occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, March 16, when Officer John Alkire responded to calls about a suspected drunk driver. Alkire located the suspect vehicle, activated his emergency lights and stopped his patrol vehicle.

According to the ISP statement: “The officer attempted to exit his vehicle when the subject continued driving toward the police vehicle, pinning the officer against the car. The officer them pulled his duty weapon and shot at the driver, hitting him.

Vermillion County EMS helped free Alkire from between the cars and both the officer and Boradach were taken to Union Hospital at Clinton. Boradach was subsequently transferred to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, for treatment of two gunshot wounds. The ISP arrested and took Boradach into custody Monday, March 18, after he was released from Methodist.

Police confirm the arrest warrant alleges Boradach committed a Level 5 felony battery on a police officer, a Level 6 felony driving while intoxicated resulting in bodily injury and a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

Alkire, three-year veteran of the Clinton Department, is on paid administrative leave while the ISP continues the investigation. Police say it is a common practice for an officer involved in a shooting to be placed on administrative leave.

All reports from the investigation will be sent to the Vermillion County Prosecutor’s Office for review. The arresting charges are subject to revision by the prosecutor.