August 3, 2019

Indy Police Fatally Shoot Armed Man During Traffic Stop

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Police say officers shot a man who allegedly pulled out a gun during a traffic stop.

The shooting happened Friday around 8:15 p.m. Police say members of a proactive unit that chases the city's most violent criminals pulled over the van and fatally shot a passenger after he allegedly pulled out the gun.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the man as Deshon Downing, 45, of Indianapolis. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Police say body cameras were not used because the officers on scene were not part a pilot program.

The involved officers have been placed on administrative leave and the matter is under internal investigation.

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