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BODYCAM: Suspect Flees Indianapolis Police, Fires Shots & Gets Shot In Return

“INDIANAPOLIS — Police have released a video after an officer shot a man who ran away from a traffic stop and fired shots in January on the west side of Indianapolis. The video gives an overview of the incident from the police department’s perspective and includes 911 calls and body camera footage.

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. on West Washington Street just east of Lynhurst Drive. According to an IMPD account, a uniformed officer in a marked police vehicle conducted a traffic stop in the 5100 block of West Washington Street.

As the car stops, the bodycam video from Officer Randall Burns, a four-year IMPD veteran, shows him ordering the suspect to stay in the car and that man running off.

As the officer runs after the suspect, the suspect fires a shot into the air. Moments later, you can hear the suspect fire his gun again and then Officer Burns pulls his gun and fires back, hitting the suspect.

Approximately a minute-and-a-half later, another officer arrives where the shooting took place behind an auto parts store. Moments after that, Burns can be heard asking the suspect if he was hit. The suspect replies “yes” and officers start attending to him. Three minutes after the shooting, the suspect was given first aid.

Burns was not wounded during the shooting.

The 31-year-old male suspect, who has since been identified by IMPD as Denny Mattingly, was found to have bags of methamphetamine and fentanyl in the pockets of the coat he was wearing.

Mattingly also had an active warrant for possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, residential entry, resisting law enforcement, and a community corrections violation.

He was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his torso and was later arrested when he was released from the hospital on the outstanding warrant, as well as a preliminary charge of attempted battery with a deadly weapon.

The woman who was driving the vehicle during the traffic stop cooperated with police and was later released.

Mattingly is now charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, possession of a narcotics drug, and resisting law enforcement.

The IMPD Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is still conducting the criminal investigation. It is also being investigated by internal affairs.” – BklynBadBoy911

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