INDIANAPOLIS – A convicted felon who shouldn’t have had a gun is the man who sparked a police action shooting on Sunday afternoon.
Police identified the man as 23-year-old Braunel Mackey, who’s charged with possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. Police said Mackey has a previous robbery conviction that prohibits him from having a gun.
An Indianapolis Metropolitan police officer shot Mackey after police were called to the 4800 block of East 19th Street. A woman said Mackey—her boyfriend—had a gun and threatened to kill her. Mackey was inside her townhome, she told officers.
When police went inside, they said Mackey leveled his gun at the woman. An officer shot Mackey in the chest, but Mackey ran out of the home to a stranger’s house in the 1800 block of Riley Avenue. Police caught him with the help of a K-9.
Mackey is at the Wishard Detention Center being treated for his injuries.
Per standard IMPD policy, the officer who shot Mackey is on administrative leave. The case remains under review.