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The Latest: Indiana police officer shot, killed by occupants of rolled-over vehicle after responding to crash


UPDATE: Southport police Lt. Aaron Allan was shot by the occupants of an upside-down vehicle as he responded to the car accident.

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.

Lieutenant Aaron Allan, Southport Police Department (photo courtesy of IMPD)

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.

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.

Southport is an enclave within the city limits of Indianapolis.

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