INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A man was shot by police on the west side of Indianapolis early Saturday morning.
According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police, the officer-involved shooting happened while two officers were responding to a disturbance call shortly after 2:00 a.m. on the 6300 block of West 34th Street.
The IMPD said officers confronted a man who they say was pointing a firearm toward a crowd of people near the entrance of the bar. The department says the officers ordered the man to drop the wearpon, but he failed to comply.
Police shot the man, and the department said he ran away, leading officers on a short chase before officers were able to apprehend him.
Investigators did add they recovered a firearm from the crime scene that they believe was in the suspect’s possession.
The man was transported by ambulance to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in stable condition. The man is expected to survive the injuries sustained.
IMPD’s Critical Incident Response Team and Internal Affairs has launched an investigation into the shooting – which is standard procedure anytime an officer is involved.
IMPD says the two officers involved are cooperating with investigators. They are on administrative leave pending an investigation into the shooting. The department said one of the officers was wearing a body-worn camera.
The man who police shot was arrested and preliminarily charged with two counts of pointing a firearm and possession of a handgun without a license.