By Red Pill   |  07-27-2017   News
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A Southport, Indiana Police Officer was shot and killed today while responding to a crash scene where the individuals involved in the accident opened fire on him.

Investigators say the incident occurred just after 2:30 PM Thursday near Maynard Drive and Madison Avenue in Homecroft, a Perry Township, Indiana town located approximately 8 miles south of Indianapolis.

Law enforcement says the deceased officer, identified as Southport Lieutenant Aaron Allan, and a Homecroft officer responded to the crash scene after receiving reports of a vehicle which had rolled over. That’s when police say “shots were fired by one of the vehicle’s occupants, striking the Southport lieutenant.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On scene in Homecroft where a Southport police officer has been shot. At least 2 suspects in custody. Waiting on more details <a href="https://t.co/nPQc1NZCsc">pic.twitter.com/nPQc1NZCsc</a></p>&mdash; Lindsey Eaton (@LindseyEatoNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/LindseyEatoNews/status/890659181966929920">July 27, 2017</a></blockquote>

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IMPD stated that the Lieutenant, just 38 years of age, was shot multiple times. Emergency Medical Services arrived and transported him to the Eskenazi Hospital, but unfortunately, the hospital was unable to save him. He is survived by his wife and children.

Police say after they received multiple reports of shots being fired at the scene of the crash a Homecroft officer and an off-duty Johnson County Reserve Deputy returned fire to the suspects during the incident, striking one of the two occupants of the overturned car.

The cop killers were also transported to Eskenazi hospital for treatment after being shot. One suspect reportedly sustained injuries from an officer’s gunshot, while the other suffered injuries in the crash. Those injuries are believed to be non-life threatening, police say.

Both occupants are being held at Eskenazi for further investigation, which is being handled by IMPD and likely will bring in internal affairs and federal investigators since officers discharged their weapons and a police officer was killed in the line of duty.

Witnesses on the scene said they heard several shots. “We heard a lot of sirens. We were unsure what was going on,” said witness Ciarra Williams. “And then we come up here and we were told by police officers that there were four teenagers in the vehicle and that they were shot and now a police officer is in the hospital in critical condition.”

A Veteran of the United States Armed Forces on the scene said the incident is “disgusting” and that it “makes him question his family’s safety.”

“It’s just disgusting you know. Being a Vet, I was in the service, we’re kind of all in the brotherhood. We’re not going to be able to walk our kids down the street because of some foolishness like this,” said David Andrzeejewski. “I mean, he pulled over a kid, he probably woke up in the morning told his kids goodbye gave them a kiss, pulls a car over. Next thing you know he’s in the hospital fighting for his life. It’s horrible. What’s it coming to? When’s it gonna end?”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Indiana Police Officer, responding to a crash, is shot &amp; killed.<br><br>He was shot multiple times.<br><br>So sad. Prayers. <a href="https://t.co/OsbcCOAFsD">https://t.co/OsbcCOAFsD</a></p>&mdash; Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) <a href="https://twitter.com/WalshFreedom/status/890722738524094465">July 27, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Another local Resident Bryan McGary said a crime like this is incredibly unusual for the area which is normally peaceful and quiet.

“It’s just hard to believe that this would happen here. I mean I’ve lived here since 1976 and we really haven’t had much crime. We do have a lot of policemen in our area that lives here so it’s just one of those things,” said McGary. “I’ve lived here since ‘76. Raised two boys here, they went to Homecroft schools down here, down in Southport, so yeah it’s a great place to live. It’s just sad that this kind of stuff happens.”

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett released the following statement regarding the Lt. Allan’s death:

<i>“Today, Lieutenant Aaron Allan was doing what officers do each day: responding to the scene of an accident ready to help someone in their time of need. His death is a shocking and tragic reminder of the difficult, often dangerous work of police officers across Marion County. Together, our community grieves for the Allan family and for all the men and women who risk their lives on a daily basis to protect our city and its citizens.”</i>

<strong>The Goldwater would like to offer our condolences to the family of Lieutenant Aaron Allan and offer prayers to his wife and children during this time of terrible grieving. Blue lives matter, and anyone who shoots a police officer deserves execution. Bar none.</strong>

Source:

http://fox59.com/2017/07/27/southport-police-officer-shot-in-homecroft-2-suspects-in-custody/

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