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Family: Indianapolis police shot man in back 4 times

August 11, 2017

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 reported 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 said 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.

 

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