Officer slain while aiding at crash
INDIANAPOLIS — A police officer had no reason to suspect he was in danger before he was fatally shot while trying to help two people inside an overturned car in a yard along a busy Indianapolis street, his chief said Friday.
Police arrested 28-yearold Jason Brown of Indianapolis on a murder charge regarding the killing Thursday of Southport police Lt. Aaron Allan, 38. Authorities haven’t disclosed a possible motive for the attack or described the interaction between Allan and the car occupants once he reached the crash scene just outside of Southport, a municipality that is also part of Indianapolis.
Indianapolis police said two other officers, including one who was off-duty, returned fire and shot one of the people in the car, but they didn’t specify whether it was Brown. Brown and the other person in the car suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police spokesman Sgt. Kendale Adams said Friday.