WBIW.com News - state

Brought to you by WBIW News and Network Indiana

One Dead After Police Action Shooting In Indy

Last updated on Friday, May 22, 2009

(INDIANAPOLIS) - A police action shooting on the Westside of Indianapolis leaves one man dead. Metro Police say they were called to a house near 11th and Centennial last night about 10:00 pm.

Officers found a 48 year-old man wielding a machete. Sgt. Matthew Mount says the emotionally ill man was ordered to drop his weapon, but did not listen to the orders and got too close to police.

An officer shot the man in the head. He died shortly before 11:00 pm at Wishard Hospital.

Police have not identified the man shot or the officer who shot him.

However, police have said the officer involved in the shooting is a seven year veteran of the force with a good service record.

1340 AM WBIW welcomes comments and suggestions by calling 812.277.1340 during normal business hours or by email at comments@wbiw.com

© Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Click here to go back to previous page