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Protests continue for fourth day at location of deadly officer-involved shooting in Indianapolis

Posted at 3:37 PM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-09 23:29:08-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Protesters are gathering Saturday for the fourth day in a row at the location of a deadly officer-involved shooting in Indianapolis.

Dreasjon Reed, 21, was killed after a chase and officer-involved shooting Wednesday near 62nd Street and Michigan Road. Reed streamed the incident live on Facebook.

The incident led to several protests throughout Indianapolis.

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A 41-year-old man was arrested in the area Saturday and preliminary charged with obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct, IMPD Officer Michael Hewitt said in an email. The man was taken to the Marion County Jail for processing.

Officers used pepper balls to deter a crowd as they moved closer to officers, which created an unsafe environment, Hewitt said.

This is the first known arrest of a protester.

"IMPD supports our citizens rights to peaceful and lawful protest," Hewitt said.

Video from Van Heart shows part of the incident where a protester was arrested Saturday on the northwest side of Indianapolis. You can watch it below:

Video shows part of arrest of protester