The Latest: Mayor: Officer's death "shocking and tragic"



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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a police officer in Indianapolis (all times local):

11 p.m.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says the shooting death of Southport police Lt. Aaron Allan is "a shocking and tragic reminder of the difficult, often dangerous work of police officers."

Authorities say Allan was responding to a crash where someone was trapped Thursday afternoon when he was shot. Allan was taken to Eskenazi Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Hogsett says the 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."

Sgt. Kendale Adams of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says two other officers at the scene of the crash returned fire, striking a person inside the vehicle. He says that person and a second person injured in the crash were taken into custody.

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7:45 p.m.

Authorities say an Indiana police officer has died after being shot multiple times while responding to a traffic crash on the south side of Indianapolis.

Southport Police Chief Thomas Vaughn says the slain officer, Lt. Aaron Allen, was a six-year veteran of his department with nearly 20 years of law enforcement experience.

Sgt. Kendale Adams of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says Allen was responding to a crash where someone was trapped Thursday afternoon when he was shot. He says Allen died at Eskenazi Hospital.

Adams says two other officers at the scene returned fire, striking a person inside the vehicle. He says that person and a second person injured in the crash were hospitalized and in custody with non-life-threatening injuries.

Southport is an enclave within the city limits of Indianapolis.

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4:05 p.m.

Authorities say a suburban Indianapolis police officer has been shot and rushed to a hospital.

Southport Police Lt. Danny Marlett says the officer was shot in a residential area on the south side of Indianapolis Thursday afternoon.

The officer's name and his condition were not immediately released. It wasn't immediately clear what led to the officer's shooting.

Marlett could not provide any information about whether any suspects are in custody.

Southport is an enclave within the city limits of Indianapolis.

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