Investigators have determined the three individuals involved in the July 27th shooting incident were arguing inside a residence in the 14300 block of Riverrock Ct. A 911 call was made during this argument expressing concern that the suspect, 26 year old Julio Cesar Virula, was armed with a gun and threatening suicide. The argument continued as the subjects went outside the residence. While on the 911 call, dispatchers heard gunshots and quickly relayed this information to responding officers. The first victim, 28 year old Taylor Cox, girlfriend of the suspect, was found in the 14300 block of Riverrock Ct. with multiple gunshot wounds. Ms. Cox was deceased. The second victim, a 66 year old female, was located a short distance north of the initial call location, also with multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to a local hospital and later released.
Dispatchers received several 911 calls from other residents in the area. As these calls came in, dispatchers were able to provide responding officers with a location of the suspect. Once an officer located the suspect in the 5300 block of Rippling Brook Way, the suspect raised a gun towards the officer. That officer fired multiple shots with his patrol rifle at the suspect in an attempt to protect himself and any other potential victims. The suspect died at the scene. The suspect was in possession of a handgun at the time of his death. The autopsy showed that Julio Cesar Virula died of multiple gunshot wounds.
As part of our normal procedure, the Carmel Police Officer directly involved in the shooting has been temporarily reassigned until the administrative review of this incident is complete.
This investigation is ongoing.
We ask that anyone that may have witnessed this incident or has information or evidence, such as video surveillance recordings, please call our non-emergency dispatch telephone number at 317-571-2580.