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Man shot and killed by IMPD Flex Team Officers identified

Posted at 7:15 PM, Aug 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-04 11:24:51-04

Editor's Note: Due to incorrect information given by IMPD, a previous version of this story had the incorrect victim's name. It has since be updated.

INDIANAPOLIS — Police have identified the man shot and killed by IMPD Flex Team officers Friday night on the northeast side of Indianapolis.

Deshon Downing, 45, of Indianapolis was shot and killed after he allegedly showed a gun after being pulled over by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Flex Team officers, IMPD Officer Michael Hewitt said in a release. Downing was a passenger in the vehicle and the driver was not injured.

Three officers who were involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave, Hewitt said. The officers are two white men and a Hispanic man. They have 20 years of combined law enforcement service.

So far, two handguns have been located from the crime scene, Hewitt said.

The officers were not wearing body cameras because they are not beat officers.

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The Marion County Coroner's Office will determine the cause of death after an autopsy on Monday morning.

Police are asking for anyone with information on the incident to contact IMPD Homicide Detectives at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.