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Man who killed Southport police officer sentenced to 55 years in prison

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The man who killed Southport police Lt. Aaron Allan was sentenced Friday to 55 years in prison.

Jason Brown, 32, was convicted for Allan’s murder at the conclusion of a six-day trial in February.

Brown shot Allan 11 times in July 2017 while Allan was responding to a car crash on Madison Avenue involving Brown’s BMW. Brown was in the driver’s seat and hanging upside down after the vehicle rolled over. Allan was trying to help Brown when he was shot.

Brown could have faced up to 65 years in prison.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office dropped its request for the death penalty in December in exchange for a judge, not a jury, to hear the case. The judge later ruled out the possibility of life without parole.

“The sentence imposed today provides finality to the criminal matter and our thoughts remain with Stacy, the family, and the Southport Police Department during this difficult time. We will continue to honor the legacy and sacrifice of Lt. Aaron Allan.”

Ryan Mears, Marion County prosecutor

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