The coroner has identified the armed man who was shot by Indianapolis police officers while escaping a traffic stop

The Marion County Coroner's Office has identified the armed man who fled Indianapolis police before being fatally shot as 49-year-old Gary Dwayne Harrell.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office announced on Friday the identity of an armed male who was fatally shot by a police officer in Indianapolis as he fled a traffic stop.

Gary Dwayne Harrell was 49 years old when the man was found.

Harrell was stopped by the officer for reckless driver at 9:40 am on Thursday morning in the northeast part of the city. Harrell was getting out of his patrol car when the officer began verbally interacting with him.



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The statement said that the driver “went back to his seat in the vehicle, ignoring the officer’s verbal instructions,” and then fled from the vehicle with a firearm in his hand.

The armed man fatally shot and killed by Indianapolis police officers while fleeing from a traffic stop, has been identified.

Police said that the officer shot Harrell after he chased him briefly and ordered him to stop.



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Harrell was treated by police until the medics arrived. He was then pronounced dead in a hospital.

Police said it was unclear whether Harrell had fired any shots, or pointed his gun at the pursued officer. At the scene, a gun was found.



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Police said that no officers were injured and the officer who fired the shot has been placed on leave.

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