Give Now

Family: Autopsy Shows Indianapolis Police Shot Man 4 Times

police

Photo: Scott Davidson (Flickr)

The family says nearly a dozen bullets hit the car.

The family of a black man who was killed by Indianapolis police says an autopsy shows he was shot in the back four times.

The Indianapolis Star reports that Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers fatally shot 45-year-old Aaron Bailey on June 29.

Authorities say Bailey had been pulled over for a traffic stop when he suddenly drove off. A short pursuit ended when Bailey crashed into a fence. Officers then approached the vehicle and fired.

The family says nearly a dozen bullets hit the car.

The shooting is being investigated by the police department, the Marion County prosecutor’s office and the FBI. Officers Michal Dinnsen and Carlton Howard are on administrative leave pending the investigation.

A warrant had recently been issued for Bailey’s arrest because he violated the terms of his release for a pending theft case.

Want to contact your legislators about an issue that matters to you? Find out how to contact your senators and member of Congress here.

  • lastcamp2

    Those of us old “Gunsmoke” shows know Matt Dillon never shot anyone in the back, and never shot them twelve times. He never shot anyone who didn’t shoot first, and instead of shooting anyone he captured them and took them back to Dodge for a fair trial.
    Values have changed over the years. Now “the officer felt threatened” is the lax standard that can be used to justify unloading on someone, and it appears the use of deadly force is a favored method of intervention.
    At the same time, consider that Dillon didn’t have the vast range of special privileges and immunities that today’s cops have, and that are a significant factor in the failure to hold police accountable.

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

Search News

Stay Connected

RSS e-mail itunes Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube

Follow us on Twitter

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Recent Stories

Recent Videos

Find Us on Facebook