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IMPD: Killed suspect pointed handgun at officers

Posted at 4:03 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 16:03:45-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- A 34-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday morning when he allegedly pointed a handgun at police.

No officers were injured, according to IMPD. 

The shooting happened in the 2100 block of Conrad Avenue shortly before 5:30 a.m.

According to IMPD, around 1:43 a.m., officers attempted to stop a vehicle near the intersection of South Belmont Avenue and Conrad Avenue for a license plate violation. 

The man did not stop and eventually got out of his vehicle and ran. 

After looking at the truck, officers learned it had been stolen from New Whiteland, Indiana, on Nov. 23.

Officers believed the man ran into a home in the 2100 block of Conrad Avenue. Officers were granted a search warrant and went into the home shortly before 5:30 a.m. 

When they entered the home, two officers encountered 34-year-old Jason Bryant, of Indianapolis, armed with a gun in a back bedroom. Both officers shot the suspect. Bryant was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition. He later died of his injuries.

A search warrant executed at Bryant's house turned up a .38-caliber handgun, which police say he pointed at officers just prior to being shot.

Bryant was out on bond for on charges of dealing and possession of methamphetamine and being a serious violent felon in possession of a handgun.

IMPD said the officers involved in the shooting were a 28-year veteran sergeant and a 12-year veteran patrol officer.

The involved officers will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure for officer-involved shootings.