UPDATE: Man in stable condition after being shot by IMPD officer
UPDATE (December 14, 2014) — IMPD have identified the man shot as 42-year-old Damon Moore of Indianapolis. He remains in custody at Eskenazi Hospital’s detention center in stable condition. Moore faces preliminary charges of criminal recklessness and battery. Police also say he entered the Sherman Forest Drive apartment before police arrived and assaulted a resident there.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 13, 2014) — A man is in serious condition at Eskenazi Health after he was shot by an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer Saturday.
Police spokesman Kendale Adams says officers were dispatched to 3605 East 39th Street around 5:30 p.m. after hearing that a boyfriend and girlfriend were “having issues.” Police responded and told that man to leave.
Around 6 p.m., another call came in from that same address where the woman said she had given her boyfriend his gun and that he may be somewhere in the area. Moments later, police received a third call from 3742 Sherman Forest Drive where people inside told them someone was banging on the door trying to get inside.
Once officers responded and saw the man and ordered him to show his hands. The man did not comply, and an officer shot him. Detectives have not found a gun, but witnesses told detectives they saw the man reach for something. The officer also had reason to believe he was armed based on information that was received.
A neighbor recalls how scary it was.
“Absolutely terrifying. I went straight for my niece, she’s 8 years old, we just ducked down and just called the police immediately. It was terrifying,” said Christa Oshodi.
Police have not identified the man, other than to say he is in his 40’s. Adams says the man is known to police.
The police officer was not hurt, and an internal investigation will get underway which is standard protocol.
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