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Family of man killed by IMPD officer says they want justice

Posted at 7:26 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 07:41:46-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The family of Dreasjon Reed says they want justice for their son after he was shot and killed by an officer Wednesday in Indianapolis.

The incident was broadcasted live on Facebook and has sparked anger and protests from the community.

People gathered Thursday at the City-County Building and throughout Indianapolis.

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Family members say they are devastated and protesters are upset about what the live stream of the incident showed.

"I was crushed," Jamie Reed, Dreasjon's father, says when he watched the video. "It just gives me a whole other disrespect for the police it's just all it is. It just shows me that we are not really being protected and served we are being hunted."

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says shots were fired by both Dreasjon and the officer.

IMPD Chief Randal Taylor says he's heartbroken over the life lost.