August 28, 2021

IMPD Officers Shoot, Wound Man During Confrontation

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Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers shot and wounded a man they said pointed a gun at them Friday night.

IMPD said the officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 7700 block of Hackberry Court on the city's south side just before 8:30 p.m. Friday. According to the preliminary investigation, they arrived to find a man firing a handgun. He continued to fire after officers ordered him to drop the weapon, including shots in the direction of the officers. IMPD said the man eventually walked towards the officers with his gun pointed at them and several officers fired their weapons.

The man was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical but stable condition. No officers or other citizens were injured.  

IMPD said multiple officers were wearing body cameras during the incident. The officers who fired their guns have been placed on administrative leave as is standard procedure during in an officer involved shooting investigation. 

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