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Police: IMPD officer pulled gun on family member in Kentucky

Posted at 12:06 PM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 13:21:53-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- An officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was arrested on preliminary assault charges Friday evening in Kentucky.

IMPD officer Jeremy E. Fuesler, 39, of Danville, Indiana, was arrested after a fight in the parking lot of a Burger King in Henderson, Kentucky.

According to a news release, officers with the Henderson Police Department were called to the Burger King at 2230 of US 41 North for a fight. Fuesler told police he began arguing with a family member in the parking lot when it became physical. When the family member tried to get in his vehicle, Fuesler pushed him away, pulled out a pistol and pointed it at the family member. 

Fuesler told police he feared for his life. 

The family member told police the argument became physical and Fuesler pointed a gun at him and made threats. A witness also told police about the threats. The family member suffered a minor injury in the incident, according to the release.

Fuesler was arrested at the scene and preliminarily charged with wanton endangerment and assault - domestic.

A spokesperson with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said Fuesler is on administrative leave without police powers.

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