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1 person dead after IMPD officer fires shots during foot pursuit on northeast side

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Posted at 10:05 AM, Aug 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-11 09:45:01-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A man has died after being shot during a foot pursuit with IMPD on the city's northeast side.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the incident began when a North District officer conducted a traffic stop for reckless driving in the 3400 block of North Parker Avenue at 9:40 a.m.

According to IMPD, the driver had already exited his vehicle and began speaking with the officer before the officer could approach his car. That man then jumped back into the driver's seat of his vehicle, disregarding the officer's verbal commands at the scene. Police have not released information about what commands were given by the officer.

While the officer was trying to speak with the man he jumped back out of the car with a gun in his hand and ran from the scene, police said. The officer chased the suspect for a short period of time, giving him verbal commands once again.

At some point during that foot pursuit the officer discharged their weapon, striking the suspect at least once.

According to IMPD, officers began rendering aid to the suspect until IEMS arrived and transported them to a local hospital.

Harrell died at the hospital.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the man as 49-year-old Gary Harrell.

According to IMPD, no officers were injured in the shooting. The officer involved in the shooting had their body worn camera activated and it will be used as part of the investigation into what led to the shooting.

On August 11, IMPD identified the officer as 28-year-veteran of IMPD, Douglas Correll. He remains on paid leave during the investigation.

Officers located a handgun near the suspect during their investigation.

The shooting remains under investigation and the Marion County Prosecutor's Office says the incident is still under review.