The Latest: No weapon found after police fatally shoot man

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Posted: Jun 29, 2017 2:34 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a man who fled a traffic stop (all times local):

2:10 p.m.

Indianapolis police say they didn't find a weapon in the car driven by a man fatally shot by officers following a chase.

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the man as 45-year-old Aaron Bailey.

Police say the man sped away after being pulled over for a traffic stop about 1:45 a.m. Thursday. They say officers chased the vehicle and, after it crashed into a fence, shot the man after he reached toward the vehicle's center console.

Sgt. Kendale Adams says that even though no weapon was found, that doesn't mean the officers weren't justified in shooting the man.

Police Chief Bryan Roach scheduled a Thursday afternoon news conference to discuss the shooting.

The two officers involved in the shooting weren't hurt. They've been placed on routine administrative leave.


8:12 a.m.

Indianapolis police say they've fatally shot a man who fled following a traffic stop.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says the 45-year-old man sped away after being pulled over by police about 1:45 a.m. Thursday. Sgt. Kendale Adams tells reporters that officers chased the vehicle and shot the man after the chase ended.

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Adams says the man was taken to a hospital, where he died. He says a 26-year-old woman who was in the vehicle wasn't injured. She was arrested on a narcotics charge. Their names haven't been released.

Adams says circumstances of the shooting are under investigation. He says the two officers involved in the shooting have been placed on leave. They weren't injured.