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Indiana police officer dubbed ‘Teddy Bear’ gunned down after responding to car crash

Published July 28, 2017

Fox News

Aaron Allan, an Indiana police officer, died on Thursday after being shot multiple times while responding to a car crash.  (Indiana State Police)

An Indiana volunteer police lieutenant responding to a traffic accident was gunned down Thursday by one of the injured occupants of an overturned car, officials said.

The officer was identified as Lt. Aaron Allan, 38, a six-year veteran of the Southport Police Department who had 20 years of law enforcement experience. Allan was the department's officer of the year in 2015 and was known by his nickname, "Teddy Bear," The Washington Post reported.

"It is with a heavy heart that I say this afternoon we lost a brother, Lt. Aaron Allan," SPD Chief Thomas Vaughn said. "Lieutenant Allan was a hard worker, and today was no different. He responded to a crash with urgency to preserve life. Tragically, his was lost."

Jason Brown, 28, was one of two suspects taken into custody in the shooting and is facing a preliminary murder charge, according to a police report obtained by FOX59. Though a motive was not immediately disclosed, Hendricks County court records reviewed by The Indianapolis Star showed Brown had been convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession in 2014 and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. The Indianapolis native, who remained hospitalized Friday in good condition, also had been issued three traffic tickets in Marion County and another in Greene County since 2009.

Allan was a member of the department's robust volunteer service, who work "with full police powers but without pay," according to the Indy Star.

Long line of police vehicles leaving Eskenazi hospital after the shooting death of Lt Aaron Allan

On Thursday, Allan, who had reportedly dreamed of becoming an officer since he was 5 years old, was called to a seemingly innocuous car accident in southern Marion County around 3 p.m.

Allan was at the scene with a second officer, from the Homecroft Police Department, and an off-duty Johnson County Sheriff's deputy. When Allan approached the flipped car, one of the two occupants started shooting, officials said.

The Homecroft officer and off-duty deputy returned fire, hitting the shooter, police said.

“We heard a lot of sirens. We were unsure what was going on,” witness Ciarra Williams told FOX 59. Others pedestrians near the scene reported being startled by the sound of gunshots.

Betsy Strohm, a resident of the Southport neighborhood, called the shooting death "devastating."

"This never should happen to any police officer, especially when they're giving their time to help our community," Strohm told the Indy Star. "This is very, very sad."

“Today, Lt. Aaron Allan was doing what officers do each day: responding to the scene of an accident to help someone in their time of need,” Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett tweeted. “His death is a shocking and tragic reminder of the difficult, often dangerous work of police officers across Marion County.”

Together, our community grieves for the Allan family & for the men & women who risk their lives to protect our city & its citizens. -JHH

Allan was the second Indiana police officer to die Thursday. 

Deputy Chief James "Jim" Waters, 48, died after he was involved in a serious car crash during the weekend. Waters was traveling eastbound on the interstate when a semi hit his vehicle from behind, fire officials told FOX 

Edited by Wigeon

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The shooter heard a loud noise, feared for his life, saw a guy coming towards him, so he shot the cop, not realizing it was a cop. Hopefully, the shooter will be free and given the privilege not to speak while he solidifies his story. While that's going on, maybe they can search the cops house and find out pertinent information as to why he was shot.

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Really bad news, every time a cop gets shot or a civilian gets shot by cops under questionable circumstances, it just ratchets up the tension on both sides.

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13 minutes ago, Wayne Tj said:

While that's going on, maybe they can search the cops house and find out pertinent information as to why he was shot.

Love triangle? 

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That's insane.  It's the one case where it seems the seatbelt saved the wrong life.  

"A witness told WTHR that after the crash officers approached the car to help one of the occupants who appeared to have a leg injury. Suddenly, the person jumped up and began firing a gun at police."

 

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"Licence and registration please"

"I don't know nuffin bout dat likka sto robry occiffer"

"That's very good. Glad to hear that. Now, about those broken tail lights..."

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5 hours ago, Wayne Tj said:

The shooter heard a loud noise, feared for his life, saw a guy coming towards him, so he shot the cop, not realizing it was a cop. Hopefully, the shooter will be free and given the privilege not to speak while he solidifies his story. While that's going on, maybe they can search the cops house and find out pertinent information as to why he was shot.

So this is what a loser sounds like

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5 hours ago, Wayne Tj said:

The shooter heard a loud noise, feared for his life, saw a guy coming towards him, so he shot the cop, not realizing it was a cop. Hopefully, the shooter will be free and given the privilege not to speak while he solidifies his story. While that's going on, maybe they can search the cops house and find out pertinent information as to why he was shot.

Just curious, what noble profession do you have?

 

clearly your hard at work with that post count 

 

 

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5 hours ago, numbnuts said:

Really bad news, every time a cop gets shot or a civilian gets shot by cops under questionable circumstances, it just ratchets up the tension on both sides.

Not this time, the murderer is white

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