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Marion County Sheriff's Office identifies deputy involved in shooting in Broad Ripple

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Posted at 3:36 PM, Apr 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-13 17:56:19-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Marion County Sheriff's Office has identified the reserve deputy who shot a man Saturday in Broad Ripple.

The deputy was identified as Lt. Jason Lee, Marion County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Katie Carlson said in an email. Lee joined the office's reserve division in April 2017.

"As a Reserve Deputy, he is an unpaid, trained volunteer, donating hundreds of hours of time to the MCSO each year," Carlson said.

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Marion County Sheriff's Office Lt. Jason Lee

Lee shot William Manery, 30, around 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Broad Ripple, according to IMPD.

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On Monday, Carlson told WRTV there hasn't been a deputy-involved shooting in "least over 10 years, and pre-dates our current systems that would track such information."

Saturday's incident is under investigation by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. The Marion County Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal investigation.

Lee was placed on administrative leave following the shooting and will remain on administrative leave until the investigations conclude.

Reserve deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be certified by Indiana's Law Enforcement Training Board as a law enforcement officer or have comparable training/certification,or
  • Be a graduate of one of Indiana's certified Reserve Academies, including the Marion County Sheriff's Office Reserve Academy or have comparable training/certification

The MCSO Training Academy is 417.5 hours for both deputies and reserve deputies, Carlson said. Once they complete the academy, they then complete field training.