Crime Watch 8

IMPD releases video of February gunbattle with murder suspect

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis metropolitan police on Thursday released body camera video from a police shooting in February.

On Feb. 23, police were looking for 21-year-old Tavon Macklin, who was wanted for questioning in connection to a homicide and robbery investigation.

Police were able to identify Macklin as the passenger in an sport-utility vehicle near 34th Street and Forest Manor Avenue.

After attempting to get the driver to stop, one patrol car crashed into the SUV. That’s when video shows Macklin jump out of the SUV and fire two shots toward police.

IMPD said seven officers returned fire, hitting Macklin. And Macklin refused to put down the gun, firing a total of four rounds toward police, the department said.

Police said multiple bullets fired by Macklin hit a patrol car.

Macklin was taken to the hospital in critical condition and was later arrested.

He was later charged with murder and robbery in the Jan. 17 shooting death of Justin White, 29, who was found shot in the parking lot of a Marathon gas station at Keystone and Troy avenues.

In April, he was charged for his role in this police shooting. Those charges include attempted murder and eight counts of criminal recklessness.


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