A police veteran of six years has reportedly lost his life after being shot multiple times in Indianapolis. The incident happened as the officer, responded to a traffic crash on the south side of Indianapolis.
The officer has been identified as Lt. Aaron Allan with more than two decades of law enforcement experience and six years in police service. In a press conference, the Southport Police Chief Thomas Vaughn condoled the death of the officer.
The officer, who was taken to Eskenazi Hospital, died shortly after being admitted there. Sgt. Kendale Adams of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said the officer was responding as reports had suggested that someone following a crash.
Allan, was a celebrated police officer who was announced the Southport Police Department’s officer of the year for 2015. The officer was not alone during the task. He was accompanied by another officer from the Homecroft Police Department. Authorities claim as the two approached the vehicles, one of the two occupants of the car started shooting, fatally injuring Allen.
Reports suggest that a Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy who was off duty, but was in the location returned fire, hitting the shooter in the process. It is not yet known as to whether shooter survived, or about his identity. An eye-witness, Ciarra Williams, was quoted by Fox 59 as saying, “We heard a lot of sirens. We were unsure what was going on…And then we come up here and we were told by police officers that there was four teenagers in the vehicle and that fires were shot (sic).”
Lt. Aaron Allan was killed in line of duty when he tried to help victim of a crash. Shot by occupant of car. Pic by Southport PD. pic.twitter.com/oPQJLXTjZv
— Aishah Hasnie (@aishahhasnie) July 27, 2017
Our hearts are broken over the loss of Officer Aaron Allan. Thank you for your heroic service to our community. pic.twitter.com/XhXz7rJByK
— Marion Co Sheriff IN (@MCSO_IN) July 27, 2017
— Grizzle Maximus (@GrizzleMaximus) July 28, 2017
RIP Lt. Aaron Allan.
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— Nick Short ?? (@PoliticalShort) July 28, 2017
— Lindsey Eaton (@LindseyEatoNews) July 27, 2017
— Marc Mullins (@MarcMullins1) July 27, 2017
Long line of police vehicles leaving Eskenazi hospital after the shooting death of Lt Aaron Allan pic.twitter.com/TQTPrr4yGU
— Trevor Shirley (@Trevor_Reports) July 28, 2017
Chief Vaugh, while paying rich tributes to the official said, “Lt. Allan was a hard worker and today was no different. He responded to a crash with urgency to preserve life and tragically his was lost…We appreciate the community support as we continue to work through the loss of our brother.”
David Andrzeejewski says, “It’s just disgusting you know. Being a vet, I was in the service, we’re kind of all in the brotherhood. We’re not going to be able to walk our kids down the street because of some foolishness like this…I mean, he pulled over a kid, he probably woke up in the morning told his kids goodbye gave them a kiss, pulls a car over. Next thing you know he’s in the hospital fighting for his life. It’s horrible. What’s it coming to? When’s it gonna end?” the officer is survived by his wife and children.