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IMPD officers shoot man in parked car on northeast side

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Posted at 10:42 AM, Dec 31, 2022
and last updated 2023-01-01 13:41:00-05

INDIANAPOLIS – IMPD is investigating after officers shot an armed man parked in his car early Saturday on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The man is in stable condition.

According to an IMPD report, officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of N Oxford Street for reports of a suspicious vehicle in the driveway around 4:00 a.m. The caller did not know who the person was.

Upon arrival, officers found an adult male sleeping in the driver’s seat armed with a gun.

The officers report that they knocked on the window and said “Police. Hands up.”

During the incident, three officers discharged their service weapons and struck the man.

IMPD confirms that the person woke up and was moving prior to any shots being fired.

Police say that the individual looked towards the officers and moved is arm towards the officers, but they can not confirm that a gun was in his hand.

Police also state that there is no indication that the individual fired any rounds.

The man that was shot was the homeowner's grandson and the vehicle they were driving was a rental car which was why they didn't recognize the vehicle.

Detectives determined that since this was not at first known to the homeowner officers were also not aware at the time of the shooting.

Officers provided medical aid to the man on the scene and IEMs arrived and transported him to Methodist hospital in stable condition.

Detectives found a handgun in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

No officers or uninvolved citizens were injured during this incident and detectives state they are confident there is no ongoing threat to the community.

Multiple body-worn cameras were activated during this incident.

The IMPD Critical Incident Response Team is conducting a criminal investigation of the incident.

A separate administrative investigation is being conducted by IMPD Internal Affairs.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave as a standard procedure for officer involved shootings.

The civilian-majority Use of Force Review Board will conduct a mandatory hearing for any attempted use of deadly force against a person. This occurs after the conclusion of the criminal process.

A critical incident video that includes body-worn camera footage will be created and shared with the public as has been done in the past.