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IMPD: Police shot, killed armed suspect during traffic stop

Police on Aug. 2, 2019, were investigating a police-involved shooting near 42nd Street and Richelieu Road. (WISH Photo/Andy Garrison)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A male victim is dead after being shot by police on the city’s northeast side.

Around 8:15 p.m., FLEX Team officers with IMPD were in the area of 42nd Street and Brentwood Avenue conducting surveillance on criminal activity. Based on their observations, an officer initiated a traffic stop in the 8500 block of East 42nd Street, said Maj. Kendale Adams with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

During the course of the traffic stop, the witnessing officers said a passenger in the vehicle produced a gun and officers responded by firing on the passenger, killing him, Adams said.

The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody and was cooperating with police, Adams said.

Both a criminal and a parallel internal investigation will occur to determine compliance with departmental policy and state law, Adams said.

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The involved officers work with the FLEX team units, which Adams said pursue the city’s most violent offenders.

The officers are not part of the body-worn camera study; no body-worn camera footage is available, Adams said.

Police did recover a firearm from the scene but did not provide additional information about where the gun was found.

Adams did not say how many officers shot at the victim.

IMPD confirmed at the scene that no officers had been injured in the shooting.