October 20, 2016

Indianapolis Police: Wounded Man Was Shot Twice By Officer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say a man wounded in an officer-involved shooting was shot twice by the officer.

Police Chief Troy Riggs says the man was trying to remove an officer's gun from its holster when the shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon on the city's east side. In a statement, police say the officer maintained control of his gun and discharged the weapon.

Police say the man was in serious condition at a hospital. No officers were hurt.

Police say the officer had been dispatched on a theft run when a domestic dispute began between another man and his daughter. Police say they learned that the father had stolen a cellphone and debit card. When the officer tried to detain the father, a struggle ensued with the man who ended up being shot.

The incident occured a day after an Indianapolis police officer was wounded in a knife attack.

The officer was taking a statement about a mentally unstable missing person when a 24-year-old man confronted him and swung a kitchen knife. The officer sustained a superficial injury to his face. The attacker then fled on foot.

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