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IMPD identifies officer who shot man during exchange of gunfire during traffic stop

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Posted at 10:27 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 22:27:59-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on Friday identified an officer who shot a man during an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop on Jan. 30.

According to police, it happened around 2 a.m. Jan. 30 when a man ran away from a traffic stop and exchanged gunfire with an IMPD officer in the area near West Washington Street and South Lynhurst Drive.

On Friday, IMPD Chief Randal Taylor identified the officer involved as Officer Randall Burns, a four-year veteran of the department.

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Police said a firearm was recovered near where the man was arrested.

Burns was wearing a body-worn camera which was recording during the incident, police said.

IMPD's Critical Incident Response Team is handling a criminal investigation and the Marion County Prosecutor's Office will make a charging decision. IMPD's Internal Affairs unit is conducting an administrative investigation.

On Thursday, prosecutor's charged the suspect, Denny Mattingly, 31, with unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, two counts of possession of a narcotic drug, and resisting law enforcement, according to court records.