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Officer shot dead when arrived at the scene of a car crash in an Indianapolis suburb

Lt. Aaron Allen of the Southport Police Department, 38,  was the first officer to arrive at the scene of a car crash at around 2:30 p.m. near the area of Madison Avenue and Maynard Drive, in Homecroft, a small  Indianapolis suburb, on Thursday afternoon. A car  had flipped off a roadway and rolled into the front yard of a home.

When the officer approached things went wrong,  he  was suddenly fatally shot multiple times by a person in the wrecked car. What prompted the shooter to fire at Allan was unclear.He was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Two officers who arrived at the crash scene fired their guns at the killer on the car. That person and a second occupant, who was injured in the crash, were taken to the Eskenazi Hospital  and were being held there by the police. They are expected to survive.

scene-of-incident
Scene of the incident

The suspect was identified as Jason Brown, 28. Hendricks County court records show Brown was convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession in 2014. A judge sentenced him to 30 days in jail. Lieutenant Allen joined the Southport Police Department six years ago. He was named first-ever officer of the year in 2015 for his actions to save a man’s life at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. It was married and had a son. The Southport Police Department is a force of about 30 officers who are unpaid volunteers. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett released a statement regarding Lt. Allan's death saying the incident was "tragic" and "shocking."

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