NewsPublic Affairs / July 28, 2017

Arrest Made In Fatal Shooting Of Southport Police Officer

Lt. Aaron Allan, a six-year veteran of the Southport Police Department with nearly 20 years of law enforcement experience, was shot July 27 while responding to a car accident.Southport, Southport Police Department, Aaron Allen2017-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Arrest Made In Fatal Shooting Of Southport Police Officer

Southport Police Lt. Aaron Allan was a six-year veteran of his department with nearly 20 years of law enforcement experience.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a police officer in Indianapolis (all times local):

Friday, July 28

6:50 p.m.

Court documents say a police officer fatally shot in Indianapolis sustained 14 gunshot wounds.

WISH-TV reports the documents say Homecroft Police Maj. C.T. Bowman responded to a car crash Thursday with the officer who was slain, Southport Police Lt. Aaron Allan. Bowman says driver Jason Brown was upside-down in the vehicle and being held in by his seat belt. He says Brown was "hysterical" and Allan told Brown to be calm.

Bowman says Allan climbed into the car, then Bowman turned to speak to a female witness when shots rang out. Bowman said he heard 10 or 12 gunshots followed by a lull, then two or three additional shots.

The 28-year-old Brown has been arrested on a preliminary murder charge. Police say he's being detained at a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

3:45 p.m.

A 28-year-old Indianapolis man arrested in the fatal shooting of a police officer will remain in custody without bond until next week.

The prosecutor's office in Indianapolis said Friday that a judge granted its request that Jason Brown be held without bond until a Tuesday court hearing. Brown is a suspect in the death of Southport police Lt. Aaron Allan.

Authorities say Allan was shot Thursday afternoon while trying to help two people inside an overturned car just outside the municipality's limits on the south side of Indianapolis.

Brown was arrested on a preliminary murder charge, but police haven't given a possible motive. Police say he's being detained at a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Marion County prosecutor's office spokeswoman Peg McLeish says prosecutors expect to decide on filing formal charges in the shooting early next week. McLeish says the second person in the car hasn't been arrested.

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1:20 p.m.

A police chief says one of his officers had no reason to suspect he was in danger before he was fatally shot while trying to help two people inside an overturned car on a busy Indianapolis street.

Authorities say Southport police Lt. Aaron Allan was shot Thursday afternoon after reaching the crash scene just outside the municipality's limits on the south side of Indianapolis.

Twenty-eight-year-old Jason Brown has been arrested on a preliminary murder charge but police haven't given a possible motive.

Southport Chief Thomas Vaughn says other officers and the community don't understand the shooting because Allan was trying to help the crash victims, not arrest anyone.

Vaughn says the car wasn't stolen and no warrants were pending for the man arrested in the shooting.

Vaughn says the 38-year-old Allan was married and the father of two sons.

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11:40 a.m.

Authorities say a 28-year-old man has been arrested on a preliminary murder charge in the fatal shooting of a police officer who was trying to assist him after he and another man became trapped in a car after crashing in Indianapolis.

Southport police Lt. Aaron Allan died after being shot Thursday afternoon. Police say two other officers returned fire and wounded a person inside the car, which had flipped upside down near Southport, on Indianapolis' south side. Police say Jason Brown of Indianapolis fired the shots at Allan.

Indianapolis police spokesman Sgt. Kendale Adams said Brown and another person from the car suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Adams said investigators haven't said who was wounded and what prompted the shooting.

The 38-year-old Allan had been with the Southport department for six years.


Thursday, July 27

7:45 p.m.

Authorities say an Indiana police officer has died after being shot multiple times while responding to a traffic crash on the south side of Indianapolis.

Southport Police Chief Thomas Vaughn says the slain officer, Lt. Aaron Allan, was a six-year veteran of his department with nearly 20 years of law enforcement experience.

Sgt. Kendale Adams of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says Allan was responding to a crash where someone was trapped Thursday afternoon when he was shot. He says Allen died at Eskenazi Hospital.

Adams says the person who fired at Allan was shot by another officer responding to the scene, and the suspected shooter and a second person were in custody with non-life-threatening injuries.

Southport is an enclave within the city limits of Indianapolis.

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4:05 p.m.

Authorities say a suburban Indianapolis police officer has been shot and rushed to a hospital.

Southport Police Lt. Danny Marlett says the officer was shot in a residential area on the south side of Indianapolis Thursday afternoon.

The officer's name and his condition were not immediately released. It wasn't immediately clear what led to the officer's shooting.

Marlett could not provide any information about whether any suspects are in custody.

Southport is an enclave within the city limits of Indianapolis.

 

 

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