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Man sentenced to 87 years for attempted murder of police officer

Man sentenced to 87 years for attempted murder of police officer

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The man found guilty of shooting and injuring an Indianapolis police officer in 2022 was sentenced on Monday to 87 years in prison.

Mylik Hill was accused of shooting Officer Tommy Mangan in the neck during the late-night hours of Feb. 27, 2022, near an alley on Woodlawn Avenue in the Fountain Square area. He was later apprehended with cooperation from residents in a backyard in the 900 block of Dawson Street.

Friends, family, fellow officers, and Mangan took the stand to offer how the shooting has impacted them.
Mangan was shot in the throat. He was undergoing field training at the time of the shooting. He still struggles to talk, breath, and eat. His wife, Emory Mangan, said doctors are unsure if he’ll ever fully recover.

Emory Mangan said Monday during the sentencing hearing, “My heart broke every morning I woke up and saw Tommy’s broken body beside me, the rattling sound of him breathing through a narrow tracheostomy tube. My heart breaks every time he chokes while simply trying to swallow. My heart breaks when my 25-year old husband in the prime of his life could not even walk upstairs without struggling to breathe. My heart breaks when tears of frustration well up in his eyes because people cannot hear or understand his new voice, and my heart breaks that my dear husband, the man who wanted nothing more than to serve as a police officer, barely got a chance before it was ripped away so violently by Mylik Hill.”

A jury convicted Hill, 33, on Feb. 15 for the attempted murder of the police officer.

According to online court records, Hill was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder; six counts of resisting law enforcement; and a count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. His trial lasted three days.

During the trial, Hill represented himself. After found guilty the night of Feb. 15, Hill waived his right to represent himself for the hearing to consider a sentence enhancement, online court records show.


“The significant sentence announced today not only marks the end of a challenging chapter for Officer Mangan, his loved ones, and his law enforcement family but it sends a message that attacks on our law enforcement officers will not be tolerated.”

Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears

“Thankful this painful chapter has now closed for Tommy, Emory, and Officer Majors.

“With this sentencing behind them, my hope is for them to continue to heal and move forward.

“Today’s sentencing sends a strong message that attacks on our officers will never be tolerated.”

Chief Chris Bailey of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

“Today the Judge sentenced the Attacker of IMPD Officers Tommy Mangan and Dan Majors to 87 Years.

“We are grateful.

“We also remain mindful that this incident was preventable.

“This Repeat Violent Offender should NOT have been on the streets of Indianapolis for this tragedy to have occurred.

“We preserved for the record the senseless gaps in the system that led to the unnecessary release of this offender.

“Now Officer Mangan, Officer Majors and their families have to live with the trauma of this incident.

“Let this be a reminder as to the need to Close the Revolving Door and Fix the Broken System of Criminal Justice in Marion County.

“We stand steadfast in our Call to Action and remain committed to reforms that should be made in honor of their sacrifice on behalf of the City, County and State they serve.”

Rick Snyder, president, Fraternal Order of Police N. 86, Indianapolis

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