Man arrested after SWAT standoff

A man was arrested on a local warrant after a SWAT team used tear gas to get him to come out of his apartment following a five-hour standoff in Indianapolis on Thursday.

Shawn Hatten, 34, was arrested on a warrant for a charge of violating his community corrections conditions and a court order.

Two Johnson County deputies went to Hatten’s Indianapolis apartment on the 4000 block of Pleasant Run Parkway to serve a warrant. The apartment was listed as Hatten’s address and his GPS ankle monitor showed he was in the area, a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report said.

When Marion County Sheriff’s Department deputies, who were assisting in serving the warrant, knocked on Hatten’s door, they said they heard what sounded like a gun being racked, and backed off, the report said.

Hatten ignored commands to come out of the apartment with his hands up, instead telling the deputies to open the door themselves, the report said.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department SWAT team and negotiators were brought in. After a five-hour standoff, the SWAT team shot canisters of tear gas through a window of the apartment and Hatten came outside and surrendered to police.

Hatten, 2608 Brookway St., was arrested and taken to Johnson County jail. He was held on $1,200 bond.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2702.