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IMPD investigating officer-involved shooting that left man dead on city’s west side

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Posted at 9:14 PM, Mar 31, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-05 16:38:34-04

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD is investigating after an officer-involved shooting left one person dead on the west side of Indianapolis Sunday night.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Northwest District officers responded to the 3300 block of Georgetown Road on reports of shots fired at around 7:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers located a male suspect. IMPD says the suspect fled the scene after police attempted to conduct a traffic stop.

IMPD says the pursuit ended in the 3200 block of Winton Avenue where the suspect exited the car with a firearm.

Police say video shows the suspect standing in front of a house in the area holding a firearm to his own head.

Officers attempted to communicate with the suspect and attempted to get him to put the gun down. IMPD SWAT teams were also called to the scene for de-escalation.

IMPD says after an hour of back-and-forth with the suspect, he left the porch area of the home walking northbound.

SWAT officers deployed less lethal force, which led to shots being fired by the suspect, police say. Officers returned fire, striking the suspect at least one.

IMPD says a firearm was located at the scene near the suspect.

Officers administered aid to the suspect, and he was transported to Eskenazi Hospital, where he later died.

The officers involved in this incident were identified as 4-year veteran Officer Maverick Bowen, 8-year veteran Officer Dustin Bland, and 10-year veteran officer Vincent Marshall.

No officers or uninvolved citizens were injured in this incident.

The incident remains under investigation by IMPD Critical Incident Response Team and IMPD Internal Affairs.