It has been reported that one man is dead and a woman is critically injured after an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Greenwood, Indiana, Fox 59 reveals.
Police were following up on a report of a woman stabbed by her boyfriend around 10:30 a.m. When the police arrived at the residence in the 800 block of Heatherwood Lane, right up the road from Greenwood Community High School, the man attempted to stab the woman again. A police officer quickly intervened and shot the man before he was able to stab his girlfriend for a second time.
The man was shot dead and the woman was quickly rushed to Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis in serious condition. Crews are on the scene and more information will be provided as it becomes available.
A couple of weeks ago, one man was pronounced dead after he pulled out a knife during an altercation with the police, Fox 59 revealed. An officer shot him and he was pronounced dead at the scene. It was reported that he was ordered to drop the knife, but when the man rapidly ran at the officers with the knife, he was shot dead with one gunshot to the torso.
Greenwood police fatally shoot man who they say was threatening a woman he had stabbed. https://t.co/jafIpRR1F0— IndyStar (@indystar) December 10, 2016
No officers were injured during the altercation, and the man was reported to be a 29-year-old Avon resident, Bradley King.
Nearly two months ago, an Indianapolis man was seriously injured after he was shot by the police during an altercation, Indy Star reports. The suspect was allegedly wrestling with an officer in an attempt to take the officer’s gun. Gerald Cole was shot twice, once in the arm and once in the leg, and was then rushed to Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital.
IMPD Maj. Richard Riddle told reporters that the suspect attacked Officer James Perry as he was attempting to arrest Stephen Cole, the suspect’s brother. Gerald Cole attacked the officer and attempted to disarm him by taking his gun holster, but Perry was able to regain his weapon and shot him two times.
“A quick and violent struggle over the gun ensured and the officer was able to maintain control of his weapon. The officer fired two rounds at Gerald Cole who was a short distance away from the officer when he was struck.”
This past year has been filled with protests involving the group, Black Lives Matter. Recently, Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter clashed on the streets after a Chicago man was shot dead by a police officer in early November, Huffington Post reports.
Iggy Rucker, a supporter of Joshua Beal, who was shot dead by the police, spoke to reporters during the protest.
“Being part of the scene made me feel like I was back in the ’60s.”
According to reports, Beal was holding a gun during a verbal and physical altercation between him, a firefighter, and an off-duty police officer after Beal refused to move his vehicle that was allegedly blocking a fire lane. When Beal refused to drop the gun and the altercation escalated, the officer shot Beal, who later died at an area hospital.
Bystanders and police have reported conflicting stories, thus leading to tense protests among Blue Lives Matter and Black Lives Matter groups. One protester questioned why police used deadly force on black people.
“How is it every time the Chicago police encounters a black person, they manage to use deadly force? If this had been a white person, they’d manage to de-escalate and do respectful engagement.”
The Blue Lives Matter group shouted, “Stop shooting cops,” and was also singing the “Star Spangled Banner” through a bullhorn. The Black Lives Matter group was calling out for police accountability in support of Beal.
Although activists are asking for the police to be held accountable for shooting black men, some have been protesting police using excessive force on white men, as well, Counter Current News reports. Protesters claim that these “killers” need to be held accountable for their actions. Although this movement does not benefit the police by any means, perhaps this shows that blacks and whites are one step closer to uniting as one.
We must also remember that police are faced with terrible, violent, and deadly situations on a regular basis, and not all officers are “killers.”
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