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IMPD's CIRT investigating officer-involved shooting on northeast side; no one injured

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Posted at 8:12 AM, Aug 20, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — An investigation is underway after an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer fired at least one shot during an incident on the city's northeast side Friday morning.

IMPD officers were called to the 10000 block of John Marshall Drive for a welfare check around 3:30 a.m.

IMPD says a man involved in the situation had a gun and an officer told him to put it down. During the incident, one IMPD officer fired his service weapon. No one was shot or injured.

The man with the gun was detained and later released, IMPD said.

IMPD's Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) did respond to the scene and is investigating the situation. IMPD's Internal Affairs Unit responded to the scene to conduct an administrative investigation as well.

Evidence was collected by all those investigating at the scene, including body-worn cameras, witness interviews, and nearby security footage. The gun used during the incident has been located and secured by police.

The officer involved will be placed on administrative leave while the incident is being investigated.

"Nobody's injured, which is always how I would like it. We'll certainly review the officer's actions to ensure they were lawful and in compliance with our department policies," Foley told WRTV at the scene. "It's important that we be transparent and conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that we're doing what the community expects of us in these types of situations."

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Shane Foley on Aug. 20, 2021.