3 Indianapolis officers shoot man apparently sleeping in car
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two Indianapolis police investigations are underway after three officers shot a man who appeared to have been sleeping in his car, authorities said.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Critical Incident Response Team is conducting a criminal investigation of the shooting early Saturday on the city’s northeast side, and police Internal Affairs has begun an administrative investigation.
Also, the civilian-majority Use of Force Review Board will conduct a mandatory hearing for any attempted use of deadly force against a person.
The man is hospitalized in stable condition.
The officers involved in the shooting are on administrative leave.
Officers were dispatched on a report of a suspicious vehicle in a driveway around 4 a.m., police said. They found a man who appeared to be sleeping in the driver’s seat armed with a gun.
An officer knocked on a car window and announced, “Police. Hands up,” Indianapolis police said said.
It wasn’t clear what prompted the officers to open fire, but police said detectives found a handgun in the driver’s seat.
Several police body cameras were activated during the shooting, the department said.
Police haven’t released the names of the injured man or the officers.
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