Man accused of shooting IMPD officer in leg pleads not guilty

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—A 22-year-old man arrested for allegedly shooting an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer in the leg pleaded not guilty at his initial court appearance Tuesday.

Charles Williams was charged with attempted murder and carrying a handgun without a license in connection with the Sept. 24 shooting of Officer Gregory Stevens, who suffered a gunshot wound to his leg.

The shooting occurred in the area of 21st and Ritter at the Greenway Apartments, where officers were responding to a disturbance call. When officers arrived to the scene, police said Williams refused to drop his weapon and gunshots were exchanged. That is when Officer Stevens, a veteran of four years with the police department, was shot.

Less than a week before Officer Stevens was shot, Officer Rod Bradway was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance on the city’s northwest side.

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